Yesterday, we headed over to St. Albert, Ontario, to the St. Albert Cheese Factory.
Several years ago, the factory was destroyed by fire so it was rebuilt and they added a huge restaurant and gift shop.
It was Poutine Week, so we figured it was a good chance to try a few different pouts!
We missed the poutine eating contest by only a few hours.
Richard tried the Italian poutine which came with Italian sausage.
I went for the Montreal smoked meat poutine. The meat was delicious but for me, there was too much added smoked meat spice added on top.
Richard was shocked but I added a bit of mustard to the pout. That meat was great and it needed the hit.
Our final analysis? The fries were too soggy and not crisp enough. But the gravy was tasty and good and hot. And the curds? Best and freshest ever, natch. We gave them both a 4 out of a possible 5 curds. Extra points for the recyclable cardboard serving box. I guess that boosts them to a 4.5 out of 5.
St. Albert Cheese Co-op, 150 St. Paul St., St. Albert, ON K0A 3C0
Tel: 613-987-2872 Toll free: 1-800-465-1553