Sequatchie Cove Cumberland Tomme
- Animal Rennet
- Age: 2 Months
- Cow Milk
- by Sequatchie Cove Creamery
- United States
Tomme-style wheels are considered simple table cheeses, but beneath Cumberland Tomme’s rustic exterior lies a compellingly complex flavor. Three months of aging creates the mottled rind, encasing a semi-firm, sunny yellow paste. A slight funk gives way to the wheel’s buttermilk tang and sweet grassiness. Play up the earthy notes with a slice of Charlito’s Cocina’s Campo Seco. Or bring some fruitiness to every bite with V Smiley’s Strawberry Italian Plum Rosewater Jam.
- “Tomme” is a French word that refers to a type of natural rind wheel that’s small, round, and flat—a simple table cheese that’s often nutty and velvety on the palate.
- Cumberland Tomme’s mottled rind has a soft, velvet-like appearance due to the natural mold that forms as it ages.
- The cheese is named for the Cumberland Plateau, which envelops Sequatchie Cove Farm.
- Slices of Cumberland Tomme are perfectly snackable alongside sliced ripe pears, Treat Spiced Pecans, and Firehook Sea Salt Crackers.
- A semi-firm cheese, Cumberland Tomme can be grated over salads or melted into baked pastas or grilled cheese for a quick hit of flavor.
- For more than a decade, Nathan and Padgett Arnold have been making raw-milk, farmstead cheeses at Sequatchie Cove Creamery in Sequatchie, Tennessee.
- The creamery is 100% solar-powered and has a spotlight on sustainability—the Arnolds feed their whey to woodlot pigs to avoid waste.
- Sequatchie Cove Creamery’s products are inspired by cheeses from the Savoie region of France, with the unique characteristics of the local Southern terroir.