Video: Anthony Bourdain does Montréal—and how!

Tony Bourdain, our favourite celebrity chef, takes you on a hilarious, fascinating gastronomic tour of Montréal, our favorite Canadian city.

He talks cheese with Gilles Jourdonais, proprietor of Fromagerie Atwater. He chows down on Foie Gras Double Down at Joe Beef. Best of all, he roars around town at night in the back of pick-up truck with Martin Picard of Au Pied de Cochon and Normand Laprise of Toqué! Restaurant—swilling wine from a brown paper bag.

Sadly, we don’t see Tony diving into poutine. How could he have passed on poutine during a layover in Montreal?

Enjoy Video Wednesday at CheeseLover.ca!

And for more on Tony Bourdain’s travels in Québec, watch this video.

Paris wins most-memorable-moment-in-cheese contest

The Eiffel Tower in Paris at night as viewed from the Pont Alexandre III Bridge

A 20th wedding anniversary in Paris that featured much enjoyment of cheese has been judged the winner in our search for the most memorable moments in cheese in 2011.

Julie Grec of Kitchener, Ontario, wins the first-place prize of a half-kilo of Époisses Berthaut, courtesy of Glen Echo Fine Foods, a leading distributor of fine cheeses and gourmet foods.

Two runners-up—Matt Hanselmann and Paul Dearborn—each will receive 250 grams of Époisses Berthaut, courtesy of Glen Echo Fine Foods.

Chef Michael Howell of Tempest in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, was awarded an honourable mention by the judges, members of the organizing committee of The Great Canadian Cheese Festival.

The winning entries will be posted here next week.

Creamy and powerful, Époisses Berthaut is an extraordinary cheese from Burgundy in France. It’s a washed-rind cow’s milk cheese with a natural red tint and it’s own rich and penetrating aroma to which it owes its renown. The mouth waters at the mere thought . .

Click here and here to read more about Époisses Berthaut.

Époisses Berthaut is distributed by Glen Echo Fine Foods and available at the following Ontario locations while supplies last:

About Cheese
483 Church Street, Toronto

Alan’s Butcher Shop
122 Athol Street, Whitby

Burbs Bistro & Bar
1900 Dixie Road North, Pickering

Caren’s Wine & Cheese Bar
158 Cumberland Street, Toronto

Herma’s Gift Shop
5316 Hwy. 28, R.R. #2, Port Hope

La Salumeria
2021 Yonge Street, Toronto

Nancy’s Cheese
260 Dupont, Toronto

Pusateri’s
1539 Avenue Road, Toronto

The Art of Cheese
925 Kingston Road, Toronto

The Cheesestore
510 Michigan Avenue, Point Edward

The Milky Whey
118 Ontario Street, Stratford

The Passionate Cooks
68 Brock Street West, Uxbridge

Vincenzo’s Fine Foods
150 Caroline Street South, Waterloo