Photostory #7: Canada's Benedictines

Guy Blouin
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
May 3, 1955
CMCP fonds
Credit Line

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Main Text

The Black Monks at Saint-Benoit-du-Lac are widely-known for their fine cheese, "Ermite", a blue-veined Roquefort type, first of its kind to be made in Canada. Here, racks of Ermite cheese cure in the monastery factory. Refrigeration plant has capacity of 350,000 lbs. to meet increasing demands.