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Awards and recognitions


Every year, Fromagerie Le Détour enters prestigious competitions that showcase the know-how and excellence of cheeses from here and all over the world. Over the years, our products have received numerous awards and recognitions that demonstrate our commitment to produce high quality cheeses. Whether it’s the World Cheese Award, the Canadian Cheese Award, the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix or the Sélection Caseus, each and every one of these recognitions make us proud! It is our job to make good cheeses. When we receive recognition for the quality or our cheeses, we know that we’ve done a good job and that our customers will be pleased. A detailed description of the various contests we entered and the different prizes earned by our cheeses are listed below.

In addition to being honored for the quality of our cheeses, the Fromagerie Le Détour has distinguished itself at the regional and provincial level by winning several prizes that reflect the work of our committed team. We are very proud to share these honours with our employees!


world cheese awards

For three decades now, The World Cheese Awards have been bringing together cheese makers, producers, traders, retailers, buyers and food writers from all over the world to celebrate the tradition, innovation and excellence in cheese. This is a world-renowned competition.

Le Verdict d’Alexina - 2nd place in 2016

american cheese society

The American Cheese Society® (ACS) is the leader in promoting and supporting American and Canadian cheeses. The ACS provides the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheese making focused on safety and sustainability. The American Cheese Society competition allows Canadian businesses to showcase the excellence of their cheeses and to demonstrate their know-how at an international level.

La Dame du Lac
2nd place in 2013
2nd place in 2011
3rd place in 2008
2nd place in 2007

2nd place in 2013
1st place in 2008

Le Verdict d'Alexina
3rd place in 2014
1st place in 2008

Magie de Madawaska
2nd place in 2016
2nd place in 2012

Grey Owl
3rd place in 2016
3rd place in 2012
1st place in 2011

Fromage dexception

The Canadian Cheese Award is open to artisan cheese produced in Canada using the pure milk of Canadian cows, goats, sheep and water buffalo - with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and no modified milk ingredients.

Le Clandestin
2nd place in 2016
Finalist in 2014
1st place in 2012
3rd place in 2009
2nd place in 2008
1st place in 2007

Le Verdict d'Alexina
Champion in 2014

Magie de Madawaska
Champion in 2014

grand prix fromages canadiens

Dairy farmers of Canada sponsors a nationwide competition to honour all categories of Canadian cheeses made from 100% Canadian cow’s milk and certified as such. This prestigious national competition honours our Canadian cheese makers, giving them the opportunity to showcase the expertise and passion they invest in their craft.

Le Marquis de Témiscouata
Champion in 2009

Magie de Madawaska
Finalist in 2011


First held in 1998, the Sélection Caseus contest honours the know-how of Quebec’s cheese makers by recognizing cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk cheeses.

1st place in 2009

Finalist in 2009

Grey Owl
Winner in 2015 and 2016
Finalist from 2011 to 2014



This major regional event celebrates the importance and vitality of the business community in Témiscouata.

Business of the year in 2011 and 2007
Well known for its outstanding contribution to the promotion of the Témiscouata region, the Fromagerie Le Détour cheese factory made its mark by producing fine cheeses that are distributed in several locations throughout Canada and the United-States.

Environment Award in 2013
Cheese production generates a considerable amount of waste residue because only 10 % of the milk is used. The remaining 90 % waste residue, called whey, is now being recycled to produce biogas. This has resulted in significant environmental benefits:

  • Renewable energy created in short cycle;
  • Reduction in the amount of propane used;et
  • Near self-sufficient energy for production.

Innovation Award in 2006
The development and marketing of a mixed-milk cheese composed of cow’s and sheep’s milks, Le Clandestin, a one of a kind product in Quebec.



This major event that celebrates the excellence in the tourism industry for each region of Quebec.

  • Winner of the regional prize for Agrotourism and regional products 2010



This program recognizes the exceptional performances of Quebec’s businesses and their contribution to the prosperity of our society.

  • Small business category, Eastern Quebec Area
    (Bas-St-Laurent, Gaspésie, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Saguenay, Lac-St-Jean et Côte-Nord) in 2009

Come see us!

Fromagerie Le Détour
120 Rue Commerciale, Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QC G0L 1X0

Opening times

Monday: 8:00 to 20:00

Tuesday: 8:00 to 20:00

Wednesday: 8:00 to 20:00

Thursday: 8:00 to 20:00

Friday: 8:00 to 20:00

Saturday: 8:00 to 20:00

Sunday: 9:00 to 20:00