Good cheese hunting: Day 11, kicking back in Montreal

Lest you think we’re slacking off in the good cheese hunt, here’s a look at what’s in our portable cheese bin at the moment, clockwise starting from the upper left:

For the next few days, as we get down to serious sight-seeing in Montreal, we might drop out of sight as far as the blog goes. Besides, we need to munch our way through the cheeses shown above. After all, the cheese hunt will start again with a bang when we hit Warwick on Thursday for Festival des Fromages de Warwick.

Tonight, it was bistro night in our suite at Holiday Inn Express in downtown Montreal. A few mouthfuls of a rich smoked salmon, a chunk of Balderson 3-year, a chunk of the great Celtic Blue, and a chunk of unsalted butter with the fresh baguette. The vin rouge was a no-name from France that we found at the neighbourhood IGA for under $10.

A final note: During a visit to Dairy Farmers of Canada, it was most encouraging to learn how DFC promotes Canadian cheese in so many different ways.

3 Responses

  1. You should visit Marché Jean-Talon, a beautiful market in La Petite Italie. La fromagerie Hamel is there, a 50-year old cheesemonger selling over 500 cheeses and charcuterie. The employees have great knowledge and will be able to help you choose interesting cheeses from around the world. And, the fun part, you have the possibility to taste the cheese!
    Enjoy!

    • Merci, Danie, for the recommendation. Marché Jean-Talon and La fromagerie Hamel are on our to-do list. We plan to climb Mont Royal first to work up an appetite.

  2. You will not regret it. =)
    Enjoy your climbing (you will sure be hungry after)!

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