Hercule de Charlevoix is an artisanal cheese that has a pinkish coppery rind and a firm smooth and supple body, slightly grainy with ripening. It gives off marked smells of butter, with a farmy note. On the taste, it reveals flavors of nuts, butter and grain, with a fruity finish.
The name of this cheese refers to the nickname given to Jean-Baptiste Grenon: the Hercules of the North. According to legend, this man from Baie Saint-Paul was taken prisoner in 1759 by Wolfe's troops. He was quickly released, however, as no man was able to master his mythical physical strength.