Canadian Gouda Fromagerie Bergeron Receives New Honours in Quebec and Abroad

Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, November 10, 2022 — Last week, Fromagerie Bergeron, a family business founded in 1989 by the third generation of master cheesemakers, added three new accolades to its roster, as the results of the Sélection Caseus Contest and the World Cheese Awards were announced. These recent victories bring the number of awards that Fromagerie Bergeron has received over the last 20 years to over 70.

Two First Prizes at Sélection Caseus

On Wednesday, November 2, the winners of the Sélection Caseus, Quebec’s fine cheese competition, were unveiled at the Museum of Civilization in Québec city. Fromagerie Bergeron was in attendance as five of its lactose-free cheeses were nominated last June in three different categories. During this event, the Quebec cheesemaker was pleased to find out that two of its cheeses, the Louis Cyr and the 18-month Seigneur de Tilly, were awarded first place in their respective classes.

This additional award allows the Louis Cyr to position itself as a formidable cheese, having also achieved this distinction in four consecutive years, from 2015 to 2018. The Louis Cyr is a 9-month aged cheese, with a roasted flavour taste with notes of caramel.

For its part, having won honours in its first participation in the competition, the 18-month Seigneur de Tilly has earned 1st place among the best reduced-fat cheeses in Quebec. Aged and light, a unique combination, this firm cheese has dried fruit and roasted nut taste and is made with partly skimmed pasteurized cow’s milk.

From left to right:  Yoann Duroy, President, Aliments du Québec; Roger Bergeron, President, Fromagerie Bergeron; Jean-Christophe Magnan, Senior director, Sales and Marketing; Thomas Paquin-Roy, Director of Research and Development; Sonia Tremblay, General Manager

 Bronze at the World Cheese Awards

On November 3, Fromagerie Bergeron also received an award for its 2-year Louis Cyr at the World Cheese Awards, a renowned international competition. During this event, which took place in Wales, UK, the 2-year Louis Cyr, submitted along with 4,000 other cheeses from over 40 countries, received a bronze rating. Resulting from the distinctive expertise of Fromagerie Bergeron, the 2-year-old cellar cheese is made with milk from Quebec’s northern terroir, which gives it aromas of burned caramel and a pleasantly creamy mouthfeel.

About Sélection Caseus

Created in 1998, Sélection Caseus is the only competition dedicated to recognizing and promoting Quebec cheeses. This contest is organized to promote the craftsmanship of Quebec cheesemakers.

About the World Cheese Awards

Launched in 1988, the World Cheese Awards are an annual event where the world’s best cheesemakers gather to be judged by a panel of carefully selected international figures.

About Fromagerie Bergeron

A family business founded in 1989 by the third generation of master cheesemakers, Fromagerie Bergeron employs more than 300 people at its facilities in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly and Saint-Nicolas. Since its creation in 1989, Fromagerie Bergeron has been the Canadian Gouda Master. Now, 30 years later, the Quebec company offers over 20 lactose-free cheeses, many of which have won awards in Quebec and around the world. For more information, please visit


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