A word from the cheese maturer : “A raw milk organic tomme born from an inspiration between two mountains. Halfway between the Tomme de Savoie and the Saint-Nectaire.”
Type : Semi-Soft
Milk : Raw cow’s milk
Production : Craft
Country : France
Location : Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Loire, Haut Forez
Taste : Terroir, mushroom and hot milk
Appearance : Grey down with yellow pigmentation, white paste
Texture : Very present crust, unctuous paste
Composition : Raw cow’s milk, lactic and ripening ferments, rennet, salt
Wine pairing : Dry white (Chardonnay) – Light red (Côte Roannaise)
Beer pairing : Lager
Production : This tomme is made at the Laiterie de la Côte Roannaise in Saint-Haon le Châtel. The maturing in the cellar starts on rye straw and ends on a wooden board at the Hautes Chaumes cheese dairy in Sauvain.
History : Hubert Tarit created this Tomme from the traditions of the Mont du Forez, which was originally a typical tomme from the region but usually relatively dry and matured with artisons.
Hubert’s recipe is a little different; the aim was to be somewhere between the Saint-Nectaire and the Tomme de Savoie. Thanks to this recipe and the maturing techniques, this tomme is tasty, with a very pleasant texture. Its natural crust gives this tomme its rustic appearance.