Detailed Description for Tete de Moine 1.8 lb. Swiss Cheese
Tete de Moine:Cow milk cooked,
pressed hard cheese APPROPRIATE WINES: White Burgundy
Tete de Moine was invented by monks at Bellelay Abbey, in the Bernese Jura mountains.
Traditionally it was only made from summer milk and sold from when the first
leaves of autumn began to fall, through until March. Nowadays it is made and
sold throughout the year.
'Tete de Moine' means 'monks head' and derives from the tax levied by the abbey
whereby the farmers would provide one cheese for each monk during the season.
The cheese is formed into the shape of a short cylinder. It has a firm, straw
yellow paste and a spicy, fruity flavour and aroma. It is matured from four
to six months and receives regular brine washings which produces a red sticky
Tete de Moine is often shaved using a special cutter called a 'girolle'. Shaving
the cheeses releases all the aroma and flavours. Sometimes it is eaten with
pepper and powdered cumin.
COMPLIMENTS: This cheese goes well as a fondue or melted into soup or pasta.
Cheese type: Hard
Source Milk: Cow Milk
Preparation Process: Pressed
Percentage of Fat: Less than 50 % of Fat
Shelf Life in Refrigeration: 60 Days
Region/Country of Origin: Switzerland
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