Teasing the senses
Throughout their journey at Le Cordon Bleu, students learn from local brewers, sommeliers and cheese connoisseurs about the varieties of beer, wines and cheeses available locally. Through tours and semniars, students learn to appreciate the texture, aroma and flavour developed using different ingredients, aging and manufacturing processes. Jacobson's Gourmet Artisan Cheeses, a local specialty food shop in Ottawa, provides a tasting seminar featuring the range of flavours of cheeses from around of the world...and from the expressions of students, it's clear some really make the taste buds stand at attention!
This term, students toured St. Albert’s Cheese Factory, a well-known producer of all types of local cheese and most notably "cheese curds" - the key ingredient in the quintessential Canadian dish “poutine”. Poutine originated from the Province of Quebec and is a favorite among Canadians and Americans in the north east.