Tete de Moine cheese, 800g
First, It means literally monk’s head.
Then, cylindrical and a semi-hard raw milk cheese from Switzerland it weights around 800 grams per piece.
It has a very fine batter that melts easily in the mouth. It is not cut, but turned into fine rosettes with a scraping device such as a girolle or similar device.
Overall, It is an aromatic and tender-melting taste. The natural mountain milk gives the Tête the Moine its incomparable taste.
Even the monks in Bellelay Monastery in today’s Bernese Jura scraped their Tête de Moine with this high knife.
According to tradition, the cheese was a means of payment for the monks as early as the 12th century.
Cheese connoisseurs appreciate the Tête de Moine as the crowning glory of the cheese platter, as an aperitif, for dessert or as a snack.
A great pairing with a glass of Chardonnay.