To be outstanding, to dare the unique.
At the age of 21, Jason Fuoco already knew that he wanted to create a cheese that would be unique in Quebec. Water-buffalo milk, being rare, was the perfect ingredient for this creative challenge. Since 2012, he has been making his cheese at the Fromagiers de la Table Ronde - a cheese factory located 10 km from his farm. The adventure had begun.
"My father was a gentleman farmer", says Jason. "Tending to the land, animals and gardens was always second nature in my family. It was self-evident that my passion for agriculture and my love of cheese would go hand in hand."
Located in the village of St-Lin-Laurentides in the Lanaudière region, the farm acquired its first small herd of water buffalo from Vancouver Island. Today the herd counts around 60 of these remarkable animals that are powerful and yet gentle. Jason makes sure that they get the utmost care and quality food. The animals are fed quality dry hay, which gives their milk a little sweet taste.