Tomme de Savoie
€9.15 – €27.45
- 6 - 12 weeks plus
- ets schimdhauser
Tomme de Savoie is a pressed, uncooked cow’s milk cheese from the departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.. All the milk used must be from cattle grazing in Savoie, Haute-Savoie and 3 communes in the department of l’Ain. Tomme de Savoie is traditionally made with skimmed milk, the cream being used to make butter. This results in a cheese with 20-40% fat in dry matter.
The Tomme de Savoie we sell in Sheridan’s comes from the Ets Schmidhauser; affineurs in Haute-Savoie since 1963. This wonderful cheese is aged in natural caves high in the mountains, underneath the magnificent Chateau d’Annecy, where the company has been aging cheeses for over forty years. Here the Tommes undergoes an affinage of 6-12 weeks. Our Tomme de Savoie is made from raw milk, with a relatively high fat in dry matter (48%), which makes it richer and fuller in flavour than many others available. The rind is grey and mottled, with speckles of yellow and red, whilst the paste is ivory with occasional bubbles. There is an aroma of the cellar about this cheese, yet the flavour is mild and milky, with notes of butter, walnuts, herbs and an almost sweet smokiness. The paste becomes more piquant with age.