Sheer Bliss from the Grey Owl
The Grey Owl is made by Fromagerie le Détour, a small husband and wife cheesemaking team. Their facility is squeezed between the St Lawrence River and Maine, in a small town called Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac.
Taking milk from local goat herds, they produce a very unusual large format disc of goats cheese, which is then scattered with vegetable ash and aged briefly, and called 'Grey Owl'.
The Grey Owl has a bright white interior, a slightly chalky paste in the middle, and is a bit oozy and creamy just under the rind. Of course the eye-catching part is the beautiful, indeed, stunning grey-wrinkly rind. The wrinkles are created by the same microbes found in Brie, which help age the cheese, and the ash supplies the color depth which makes the rind look like a mini mountain range!
Grey Owl tastes creamy, slightly goaty, fresh, tangy and a touch salty. It's luxurious, to say the least.
We know this will fly out of the shop, so run in today to grab some — you'll love it!