Ingredients: Unpasteurized milk, Bacterial culture, Salt, Rennet.
Artisanal cheese, Le 1608 has a slightly moist pink rind and a dark yellow paste that is smooth, creamy and melting in the mouth. It gives off sweet smells of butter and nuts. To the taste, it is soft and complex, revealing flavors of butter, green apple and a nutty finish.
The 1608 was launched in 2008 in honor of Quebec City's 400th anniversary. This cheese is made from 100% Canadian cow's milk, a breed of small black cow that was established in Quebec at the beginning of the colony of New France in the 17th century. Relocated to Charlevoix in 2007, the Canadian cows of Ferme Hengil produce the milk used to make 1608.