Tete De Moine
by Fromage de Bellelay. Product of Switzerland.
Tete De Moine is a classic semi-soft Swiss cheese with a strong flavor.
It is often thought that the name of this cheese - which translates as “head of the monk” - derived from its shape, but there is a rather more prosaic explanation. The cheese was originally called Bellelay, after a monastery in the Jura Mountains. Following the French Revolution it was renamed Tete-de-Moine, after the monks who made it.
Tete-de-Moine has a strong, earthy flavor. It is usually served in thick strips or ruffles, made by passing it through a special machine called a girolle. The ruffles are used to garnish salads, platters of cooked meats and other dishes.
Ingredients: raw cow's milk, rennet, cheese cultures.
Approx 1.7 lb wheel.
We ship perishable items in thermo-insulated cardboard boxes with reusable ice packs to insure that you food items arrive in good shape.
All cheeses we slice to order and wrap in cheese paper as we want you to enjoy original flavor of cheese - not damaged by vacuum or plastic.
All meats which require slicing we slice to order and lay it out on wax paper (deli-style) so it is easy to separate slices. Then we pack it in a plastic pouch with nitrogen purge (again, to make it easy to separate pieces we don't vacuum the meats).