On the mountain pastures of the Swiss Jura, from spring to autumn, the cows enjoy aromatic grasses and herbs, with fragrant hay in winter. It's in this region, in the monastery of Bellelay, that this cheese was created 800 years ago. These traditional local flavours and practices give the Tête de Moine AOP its unmistakeable character. During Tête de Moine's maturity period on spruce boards, it develops its unique flavour and firm body. Only cheese that passes the strict quality tests may bear the name Tête de Moine AOP, Fromage de Bellelay.
The Tête de Moine AOP is not cut, but twisted into fine rosettes with a paring device such as a Girolle or Pirouette. The paring of the cheese not only modifies the structure of the body, but also facilitates the full development of the flavour and thus enhanced enjoyment of the Tête de Moine AOP. The twisting of the rosettes works best when the cheese is taken directly from the refrigerator. Connoisseurs appreciate this natural product as the highlight of the cheese plate, as an aperitif, as a dessert or a snack.
Price per kg.: $79.90