Tete de Moine is a hard, cow's milk cheese from Switzerland. It has a firm, straw yellow paste and a spicy, fruity flavor and aroma. It is matured between 4-6 months and receives regular brine washings which produce a red, sticky rind.
Tete de Moine was invented by monks at Bellelay Abbey, in the Bernese Jura mountains. '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. This Swiss cheese is formed into the shape of a short cylinder. It is often shaved using a special cutter called a 'girolle'. Shaving the cheese releases all of its aroma and flavors. Sometimes it is eaten with pepper and powdered cumin. One unit/wheel, approximately 1.9-2.1 lb/861-952 gr.
|Shipping||Product is perishable and will be shipped via Overnight Shipping|
|Accompaniments||This cheese goes well as a fondue or melted into soup or pasta|
|Appropriate wines||White Burgundy|
|Shelf Life Refrigerated||2 Weeks|
|Net weight||1.9 - 2.1 lb|
This product is perishable and will be shipped by Overnight Shipping.
Approximate shipping time is 1 business day.
If you place the order now (before 01:00 PM EST), the closest possible date to receive your order on, Fri, December 2, 2022