Le 1608 - TOMME Cheese Shop. Delivering really good cheese across Ontario.
Le 1608 - TOMME Cheese Shop. Delivering really good cheese across Ontario.

Le 1608

Regular price$14.50
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A delicious melt-in-your-mouth cheese with a fascinating link to Canadian history.

You'll find 1608 wonderfully nutty with a soft tang and long persistent finish. It's a favourite among TOMME staff and customers alike.

The milk for this raw cheese comes from Canadienne cattle, a breed for which the lineage of every cow can be traced back to the year 1608 and the first settlers from France. Cows are not native to North American and many of the imported cattle perished in those first harsh winters. Those that survived were bred with heartier northern European breeds to create the first unique breed in North America: the Canadienne.

Once numbering more than 500,000, there are now only 500 or so Canadienne cattle left in the continent, mainly in the Charlevoix region where this cheese is made. The milk from these cows is extremely high in both protein and fat, making it excellent for producing cheese. 1608 is perhaps the perfect example.

Sold in ~150 g or ~200 g portions (Note: product photos are not intended to depict any particular size wedge.)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

I agree with the poster below, this cheese is great for melting! I’ve even used it on tacos and it provided an amazing flavour. I will definitely buy again!


Very nice cheese!!

peter smyth
Very good for grilled cheese sandwiches

This is awesome cheese for melting. Makes the best sandwich!!

Stefan Di Iorio
Interesting cheese

Gets better the closer you get to the edge of the wheel. Nutty and earthly flavor. Don't need a cracker, it's a great cheese to have when first starting off a meal, and you don't want anything too compmlex.

Kate Holmes
Le 1608

Beautifully flavoured firm cheese from cattle with a rich Canadian pedigree.