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Tete de Moine 2 lbs

SKU 10299
On the mountain pastures of the Swiss Jura, from spring to autumn, the cows enjoy the particular composition of the aromatic grasses and herbs, as well as fragrant hay in winter. These give the Tête de Moine AOP its unmistakeable character, marked by its natural environment, and its incompara- ble flavour. It is in this region, in the monastery of Bellelay, that this cheese was created 800 years ago. In order to safeguard the production according to ancestral tradition in its area of origin, Tête de Moine AOP is registered as a protected designation of origin (AOP). The AOP quality seal guaran- tees to customers that every loaf is an original. Tête de Moine AOP is more than just a cylindri- cal-shaped semi-hard rind-washed cheese weighing about 800 g. It is produced from the natural mountain raw milk of cows fed without silage feed and according to the stringent requirements of the AOP specifications in the village cheese dairies of the area of origin. During its maturity period on spruce boards it develops its unique flavour. Only cheese that passes the strict quality tests may bear the name Tête de Moine AOP, Fromage de Bellelay. Three types of Tête de Moine AOP are on offer: Tête de Moine AOP Classic, Tête de Moine AOP RESERVE and Tête de Moine AOP Bio. The Tête de Moine AOP RESERVE is distinguished from the Tête de Moine AOP Classic primarily through its longer maturity period, which gives it a spicier flavour and more delicate body. The production of Tête de Moine AOP Bio meets the requirements of the specifications of the Bio label. 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. In the refrigerator – kept under the cover – the cheese retains moisture. It thus maintains its full flavour and remains ready for paring at all times. 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. Moreover, the Tête de Moine AOP and the Girolle make a welcome gift.

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