Grey Owl cheese is a Canadian surface-ripened goat's milk cheese produced by Fromagerie Le Detour in Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Quebec. It is named after revolutionary conservationist Archibald Belaney, fondly known as Grey Owl for his fascination with Native American culture.
On the outside, the vegetal ash endows the cheese with a wrinkly, dark, slate-coloured and piquant smelling edible rind. As you cut the cheese into wedges, the snow white paste immediately strikes a contrast with the cloak of rind. The interior paste is firm, crumbly and dense, softening at the edge of the rind. Ripened 90 days in-house developing a beautiful texture and flavour.
Comparable Cheese: Sainte Maure, Bouq Emissaire
Wine Pairing: Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc