Contest History

For 25 years, Sélection Caseus has had the mission of rewarding not only the excellence of Quebec cheeses, but also of highlighting the know-how of its artisans. Organized by the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), this major competition is open to all producers, regardless of the size of their business or the type of cheese they produce. This notoriety acquired over the years translates into a direct impact on consumer demand from its winners while contributing to the development and influence of the industry.

A rigorous evaluation process

Orchestrated by the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire du Québec, the competition brings together some twenty recognized specialists in the field, whose sensory analysis determines the selection of 21 winners in different categories. Cow's, goat's or sheep's milk, no less than 202 cheeses from 44 factories across Quebec received a thorough evaluation from the members of the jury.

The podium

Discover the three big stars of 2023, winning cheeses of the prestigious gold, silver and bronze Caseus.


Zacharie Cloutier	Fromagerie Nouvelle France, EstrieZacharie Cloutier	Fromagerie Nouvelle France, Estrie

Zacharie Cloutier

Fromagerie Nouvelle France, Eastern Townships

Matured for 4 to 6 months, this unpasteurized sheep's milk cheese has a washed, orange-coloured rind decorated with an arrowed sash pattern. Its firm texture releases delicious aromas of brioche, buttered corn and caramel. We should also mention that its name is a beautiful tribute to the ancestor of the Cloutier-Houde family.

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Louis Cyr 2 ans Fromagerie Bergeron, Chaudière-AppalachesLouis Cyr 2 ans Fromagerie Bergeron, Chaudière-Appalaches

Louis Cyr 2 ans

Fromagerie Bergeron, Chaudière-Appalaches

Louis Cyr aged 2 years is a Gouda cheese made from pasteurized milk from cows fed dry hay. Although crumbly when cut, it surprises with its creamy texture on the palate. You can see tyrosine crystals, a sign of successful ripening. The taste of its orange flesh is reminiscent of burnt caramel and nuts. This aged Gouda is firmly rooted in its regional terroir.

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Grey Owl Fromagerie Le Détour, Bas-Saint-LaurentGrey Owl Fromagerie Le Détour, Bas-Saint-Laurent

Grey Owl

Fromagerie Le Détour, Lower Saint-Lawrence

The light goat flavour of this soft cheese is a tribute to its dairy origins. Its mild acidic taste blends perfectly with the light veil of vegetable ash on its rind. Its white and pure flesh as well as its creamy texture constitute a true delight for the palate.

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