Price: $39.99 /2lb. Wheel
Unit Size: 2 lb. Wheel
Cheese Type: Melting, Trappist, Washed Rind
Cheese Texture: Semi-Firm
Cheese Milk: Cow
Description: A firm cow's milk cheese with a meaty, herby flavor best enjoyed in rosettes fresh cut with a Girolle.
With its history of over 800 years being made in monasteries it was the rent payment for the properties the monks lived and worked in. It is still a winter favorite. When using the Girolle to make the little flourettes it presents beautifully but watch ouMignucci
A Cow's milk cheese from Switzerland traditionally made by Abbey monks. It has a meaty, nutty flavor reminiscent of Swiss Gruyere though at two pounds a wheel approximately 1/50th the size. Tete de Moine has a slight herbal flavor to it that allows it to pair well with alpine charcuterie such as Speck Alto Aldige. The cheese is best enjoyed cut in fresh rosettes,usually by a specially designed tool called a girolle. The girolle shaves the top of the cheese while leaving the outsides uncut, leaving a shape reminiscent of a monk's haircut. This explains the French name meaning head of the monk,.
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