Did you know that Greek yogourt has a little French cousin? Indeed, French-style fresh cheese is a creamy fresh cheese from France. Much like Greek yogourt, it has a smooth consistency, with the advantage of a milder and rounder flavour.

This traditional French cuisine food is now also a product offered on this side of the Atlantic, by Laiterie Chalifoux. At Chalifoux, we like to draw inspiration from the best European products and always be a trendsetter in the culinary world.

Chefs and gourmets agree to say that what makes a French-style fresh cheese delicious is the quality of the milk used to produce it. In Quebec, we have access to high-quality milk. Quebec’s delicious milk, combined with the dairy house’s expertise, acquired over nearly a century, allow us to create a French-style fresh cheese that is as mild and tasty as that of our French cousins.


Seducing North American Taste Buds

If in France its popularity is undeniable, French-style fresh cheese is getting more and more popular here in North America, notably in several renowned restaurants like Blackbird in Chicago, Proof Bakery in Los Angeles, as well as New York’s Michelin-recommended restaurant, Benoit.

Indeed, many great North American chefs have adopted French-style fresh cheese for its creamy texture and subtle flavour, which make it a favourite in fresh desserts, such as fresh cheese sorbet, as served by Benoit, in New York. French-style fresh cheese is also smooth enough to create tasty cheesecakes like the one from Proof Bakery, the highly popular “Fromage Blanc Cheesecake”.

Keep your eyes open, you’ll certainly see it more and more, among the ingredients used by your favourite chefs. And to cook it for yourself, visit the nearest grocery store, and look for it in the dairy product aisle!







A triple reward that perfectly highlights this product’s dazzling debut in Quebec’s dairy landscape.


SOREL-TRACY, Quebec, June 6, 2016 –  Riviera Petit Pot’s line of set-style yogurt, by Laiterie Chalifoux, took the highest honours at the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards, last Wednesday June 1st in Toronto.

The Canadian food industry was celebrating 2015’s innovative products at the 23rd edition of Canada’s most prestigious contest of its kind. A panel of consumers, food critics, packaging designers and marketing executives selected the 34 awards presented at the event.

Laiterie Chalifoux completed a hat trick with its line of Riviera Petit Pot yogurt. It received the award for best dairy product, best innovative packaging, as well as the much-coveted award for best new product across all categories! This award gathers nearly one hundred new products.

Aiming to position itself as the dairy trendsetter, Laiterie Chalifoux made a wise decision, launching the Riviera Petit Pot product line last September. This product stands out with a sophisticated look, a glass jar that is reminiscent of country-style cooking and the art of entertaining, as well as a creamy recipe that evokes flavours of our past.

About Laiterie Chalifoux

In tune with its customers for four generations now, Laiterie Chalifoux specializes in the processing of dairy products that it markets across Canada. Founded in 1920 in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Laiterie Chalifoux is the manufacturer of an award-winning brand, Riviera. It includes fresh cheeses, variety cheeses and cheddars, milk and cream, a yogurt product line and Petit Pot kitchenware, as well as several white cheeses that are now available.

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For more information, product trials or interview requests, please contact:

Carolyn Wheatley

High Road for Riviera


NEW MEASURE OF ÉEQ’S INNOVATIVE GLASS WORKS PLAN: $1.2 million to support the development of market outlets that give a 2nd life to glass collected via curbside recycling

On the occasion of the Salon des technologies environnementales held today and tomorrow in Québec City, Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) is pleased to announce the latest measure of the Innovative Glass Works plan consisting in financial assistance to encourage the development of new market outlets for recycled glass. The event also coincides with the launch of ÉEQ’s new ad campaign featuring spokesperson Éric Salvail.

Introduced last January, the Innovative Glass Works plan offers a concrete solution for 100% of glass collected via curbside recycling. In addition to the installation of innovative glass sorting equipment in sorting centres as part of demonstration projects, the financing program announced today is designed to support a whole range of existing and emerging applications for the quality glass thus sorted.

A second life for glass collected via curbside recycling
Thanks to the financial assistance program, companies and organizations wishing to produce new products that use recycled glass will be provided with the help they need to find concrete and value-added solutions in order to develop markets for recycled glass.

From the total $6.7 million envelope announced in January, $1.2 million will be allocated to support market development. Businesses with an establishment in Quebec can receive financial assistance as well as technical and commercial support to help them market products that include glass collected via curbside recycling.

Companies and organizations who wish to take advantage of the program to move their projects forward can submit their application starting on March 21, 2016, on ÉEQ’s website

Today, we recycle everywhere!
Designed to highlight the importance of recycling everywhere we go, the latest edition of ÉEQ’s ad campaign shows Éric Salvail appearing to a couple throughout the day to remind them to continue the good habits they have at home – everywhere they go!

Premiered on the En mode Salvail show on March 14, 2016, the ad campaign will be launched on TV and the web through May. A social media dissemination strategy was also developed to support the message and redirect consumers towards ÉEQ’s website where a page with content for the general public was developed. They will have access to tips and advice on recycling better as well as get the results of a survey of Quebecers’ recycling habits when they are away from home.

Source : Éco Entreprises Québec, newsletter of March 15 2016