The Walsers were a Germanic people that wound up settling throughout the Alps, including the Piedmont region of northern Italy. This sweet smelling, ivory-colored gem is named for them. Encrusted in a rind like snow over stone, the paste is soft and milky white. Our wheels are aged a bit longer than some others, which adds a bit of spice to the already complex flavor. But this is not your typical sour-sweet toma - instead, the paste becomes creamy and spreadable, with a rind reminiscent of porcini mushrooms. Liven up this piquant and complex cheese with a peppery Syrah, and you won't be disappointed.
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