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Tete de Moine

  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Switzerland

  • Family: Swiss Cheese

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: creamy and dense

  • Flavour: nutty

  • Aroma: rich

  • Synonyms: Tête de Moine AOP

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.

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