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Tete de Moine


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Price: $42.95
Item Number: SWTZ-108
Tete De Moine  which literally means "monk's head" is from Bellelay, Switzerland.  This raw cow's milk aged mountain cheese is pale yellow in color and matured for 3-4 months.
Traditionally, this cheese is used with a Girolle - a cheese cutter or slicer which scrapes off the cheese from the top.  This cheese has a strong, intense flavor, excellent with fresh or dried fruit and a nice full bodied red wine.

For further reading on Tete de Moine Cheese please read our blog post at http://idealcheese-blog.com/tete-de-moine-cheese-real-gourmet-swiss-cheese
 
Sold as a whole wheel only.
 
$42.95 ea
 
Tete De Moine Wheel Size: 2 lb (approx.)
 

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Girolle - Designed for use with Tete de Moine cheese.

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Extremely Unique!
Alan Stankiewicz (Patton, PA) 1/20/2013 1:33 PM
In order to enjoy this cheese the way it is meant to be eaten, you must also buy the "Girolle". This tool allows you to "shave" the monk's head, which produces a very thin slice in the shape of a flower!! This cheese has a very intense flavor, so being able to slice it so thin is absolutely mandatory. In fact, if you're not a fan of "stinky cheese", don't even consider it. But if you are, this is an absolute explosion in your mouth! Goes great with merlot or cab. Aside - keep in refrigerator, but let it warm slightly prior to shaving it. Don't let it dry out, and NEVER freze it. Enjoy!
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