An artisanal cheese, Foin d’Odeur has a pinkish bloomy rind. Its creamy, melty interior boasts cream and mushroom aromas. Its taste goes from mild to strong depending on maturing time, with lactic flavours of cream and fruit. Slightly tangy and well-balanced, it becomes more robust with age.
The cheese is named for the sweetgrass that grows abundantly on La Moutonnière lands. Considered sacred, sweetgrass represents Mother Earth’s hair for the Amerindians, which is why it is often found braided. Sweetgrass is also burned like incense.