Tete de Moine
Tête de Moine AOP is a Swiss cheese that originated in the Jura region. The name translates to "Monk's Head," and the cheese is often referred to as "Monk's Head Cheese" in English. It is a semi-hard, unpasteurized cow's milk cheese known for its distinctive presentation and rich flavour.
Tête de Moine is served by using a special tool called a "girolle" to shave thin rosette-like curls from the cheese wheel. This method enhances the cheese's aroma and taste. The cheese has a dense, creamy texture and a nutty, slightly spicy flavour.