Winner of the Bronze category at the 2016 World Cheese Awards, prizewinner at the British Empire Cheese Show 2015, and laureate in the Sélection CASEUS contest 2014 and 2017, Blue-Veined Cheese category. Rebellion 1837 is an artisan cheese produced in the Outaouais region of Quebec from pasteurized cow’s milk.
After shaping into its trademark cylindrical shape, it is then pierced (or “veined”) so air can work its way inside the cheese feeding the previously introduced Penicillium mold cultures. This process is what causes the blue veins throughout the cheese’s interior, at the same time softening the texture and developing its distinctive flavours of fresh cream, half-salted butter, wild mushrooms, and other rustic notes. Rebellion 1837 commemorates the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837–38 between the reformist Patriote movement of Lower Canada and the British colonial power of that province.
Commonly paired with sweet wines like Sauternes and Port, we prefer to play up the flavours of Rebellion 1837 with brown ale or chocolate stout.