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La Tomme d’Elles

La Tomme d’Elles is an artisanal cheese with a white-spotted brownish rind. It has a beige paste boasting floral aromas and a rather pronounced fruit and herb taste. La Tomme d’Elles is a tribute to women in general… and to the cheesemaker’s mother and mother-in-law in particular. Originally the cheese’s label was a montage of two photos from 1945 and 1965 featuring these two ladies at age 20.

Cheesemaker Maison Maurice Dufour
Type of milk Cow milk and sheep’s milk
Type of paste Semi-firm
Type of rind Natural
Formats • Fixed weight 6 x 100 g (#10103)
• Wheel 1 x 2,5 kg (#10253)
Moisture 35 %
M.F. 32 %


2011, American Cheese Society – Open category. Cheese from sheep’s milk or mixed milk

2011, CASEUS – Mixed milk cheeses

Food and wine pairing


A perfect complement to a charcuterie platter

With a light red (think of a Gamay from Beaujolais or Ontario).

Technical informations

Origin of milk / Treatment: sheep’s milk and whole cow milk

Ripening: 160 days

Shelf life: 60 to 90 days (wheel seulement)

Ingredients: Made from sheep’s milk and whole cow’s milk, salt, rennet, bacterial culture

Manufacturing: Artisan

Allergen: Milk

Maison d’Affinage Maurice Dufour

An amateur agronomist, visionary and nature lover, Maurice Dufour patiently and authentically produces his fine cheeses. Being one of the pioneers in the micro-cheese dairy field in Quebec, Maurice creates quality artisanal cheeses that have earned him the reputation he has today. Using mountain-sourced spring water and sheep milk from their flock, the Maurice Dufour Cheese Refinery makes no compromises when it comes to sourcing its raw materials.