Tomme de Savoie

Tomme de Savoie

Producer: Co-operative
Region: Savoie region, France
Milk: Cow
Style: Tomme, semi-firm crumbly
Vegetarian: No
Pasteurized: No

Tasting Notes Cheese: 

Tomme is a name given to a family of cheeses produced in the French Alps and in Switzerland. Generally, all Tomme cheeses are named after the village where they are produced. Tomme de Savoie is one such variety of Tomme cheese made in the Savoie region of north western France. The cheese is made from raw, skimmed cow’s milk after the cream has been drained off to make butter. That is why it is low in fat content, about 20-40%. The taste of the cheese varies throughout the year, depending on whether the milk is coming from cows eating winter hay or fresh summer grass. The maturing takes around 2-4 months, during which the cheese starts to develop a thick grey rind dotted with patches of yellow or red moulding.

Wine Pairing: 2015 Chablis `Organic` Cuvee Emeraude Dom. Alain Gautheron, 2016 Adams Gewurztraminer, 2015 Chateau Bechereau, Lalande de Pomerol, 2017 Roche De Belanne Carignan Vieilles Vignes