‘The taste is in the squeak’: Why the key to the perfect poutine is the cheese curds — just don’t refrigerate them

If they’re refrigerated, forget it. They’re not cheese curds anymore, just pieces of cheddar,” says Alex Porras, cheese expert at Montreal’s Fromagerie Hamel. To refrigerate is to remove the squeak, a mark of freshness. Unfortunately, even at ...

Updated Food Recall Warning: La Fromagerie Hamel Brand French Cheeses Recalled Due to E. coli O26:H11

The food recall warning issued on July 28, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. La Fromagerie Hamel is ...