Tete De Moine

Product Description

Tete de Moine, literally monks head, is a cylindrical semihard smear cheese that weighs around 800 grams and has a very fine dough that melts a little in the mouth. It is not cut, but shaved into thin, twirly rosette shaped slices using a special knife such as the Girolle or the Pirouette. As it is shaved, the surface of the cheese that comes into contact with the air is increased. Firstly, this alters the structure of the cheese dough and, secondly, it helps the full aromatic, melt in the mouth taste to develop. The monks in the Bellelay monastery in the modern day Bernese Jura sliced their Tete de Moine cheese with the same kind of raised knife. According to religious tradition, the monks used the cheese as a means of payment as early as the 12th century.

Additional information

Size

1kg

Milk Type

Cow

Organic

No

Pasteurised

Yes

Vegetarian

No

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