Tomme de Savoie is a semi firm cheese made from cow’s milk in Savoie region of the French Alps. With its rich flavor and texture, you would never know that this is a product of left over milk, skimmed for the purpose of making butter and richer cheeses.
Tomme de Savoie is encased in a hard and powdery rind that smells of the earth and is scattered with spots from a variety of molds. Inside the outer coating, Tomme de Savoie is supple and smooth. Slices of this cheese will melt into your mouth and leave a soft nutty flavor on your tongue. If you are including this cheese in your next party platter, accompany it with fruits, nuts, sausage and lots of crusty bread. This cheese is made without animal rennet so it’s a great choice for vegetarians.
If you are looking for a wine pairing, Tomme de Savoie is delicious with an Alsatian Rieslings.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.