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Tête de Moine Lait Cru 36% AOP

Scraped to Perfection

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With a name that literally means “monk’s head”, the Tête de Moine from Jura in Bearn has a formidable reputation. This cheese gains new texture and flavor as it is scraped, turning it into the star of any cheeseboard.
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TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR

Such a curiosity the Tête de Moine is! This semi-hard raw cow’s milk cheese has been around for almost a millennium, and it boasts a fine, melt-in-the-mouth consistency. Only 10 creameries in Switzerland are allowed to make this cheese, which is matured on spruce wood boards for at least two and a half months. Part of its reputation comes from the way it is served. This cheese is not cut, but scraped with a girolle (spiral grater) that churns out beautiful rosettes of delicious cheese. As the cheese is scraped and comes into contact with air, its aromatic, gently melting flavor is allowed to develop to the fullest.

PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS

The Tête de Moine can be had as either an aperitif, a dessert, or a snack. It’s best when scraped into rosettes with a girolle as soon as it is taken out of the fridge. To use the girolle, cut off the top and press the cheese down onto the instrument’s metal rod. Attach the blade and let it spin out delicate, mouthwatering rosettes.

This Alpine cheese goes with fruits—both fresh and dried—and a lovely full-bodied Burgundy or Cabernet Sauvignon. If you prefer white wines, go for a Pinot Grigio. And if you’re looking to do a Swiss cheese tasting flight, circle your Tête de Moine with slices of Gruyere, Appenzeller, and Emmenthaler.

AN ABBEY’S CURRENCY

The way this cheese is sliced, it’s reminiscent of the way monks shave the tops of their heads in their signature tonsure. A more interesting fact, though, is that this cheese, invented in the 12th century, was once used as currency in the abbeys of Bearn. The monks would pay the annual rent on their properties with cheese made from their abbey. Over and over, historical records show Tête de Moine listed as their method of payment!

Storage Instructions

Cheeses (except brined ones in jars) should be stored in the crisper or the butter drawer of a refrigerator, not on the shelves themselves. This is to help regulate their temperature and humidity levels—and prevents the formation of mold. Once opened, they should not be kept in their original packaging. Semi-hard cheeses (including blues) should ideally be wrapped in cheese paper after opening. An alternative is to wrap them tightly in parchment paper to allow them to breathe, then loosely in aluminum foil to keep moisture out. Don’t forget to write up a label with the date you first opened the package. Replace the parchment paper every time you open the cheese, and it will be fine for up to one month.

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