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Tomme de Savoie

$17.99/LB
Tomme means smallish, roundish cheese, and is usually combined with the region or town of origin. In this case, you're munching a raw, cows milk wheel from France's mountainous eastern region of Savoie in the Rhone Alpes. It has been lightly pressed for a semi-soft texture and aged from 2-4 months. It's a mountain staple made from the skimmed milk left over from butter making and it radiates a rustic, earthy, simplicity. Expect some tang, along with strong wet straw and either vegetal or dried fruit aromas depending on seasonal Alpine grazing conditions. Enjoy with Crozes Hermitage.

Just the facts

Country France
Region Rhone-Alpes
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 2 months
Cheese Type Tommes
Wheel Weight 4 lbs.
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