Tomme de Savoie cheese

March 28, 2019

Have you tried…Tomme de Savoie?

Tomme de Savoie cheese is produced of cow’s milk found exclusively in the French Alps

Tomme de Savoie Flavor: Subtle, slightly sweet, yet tangy
Tomme de Savoie Texture:  Semi-firm
Tomme de Savoie Country: France

Tomme is a family of cow’s milk cheeses produced in the French Alps, typically named for the village from which they’re produced and the milk comes almost exclusively from locally bred cows. Tomme de Savoie dates back to ancient history and is produced in the Savoie region in France, part of the Auvergne-Rhone Alps in Eastern France.

Tomme de Savoie has a thick, dark gray, downy rind. In 2006 it was decided that a true dairy Tomme de Savoie must be marked “Savoie” on the wheel with food-quality ink of a burned wood color.

Why You’ll Love Tomme de Savoie cheese

The delicate, subtle flavor is slightly sweet, yet tangy. The cheese is made year-round, and typically has a slightly different character depending on whether the cows are fed on winter hay or summer grass. The texture is both soft and firm with numerous irregular “eyes” spread throughout.

Tomme de Savoie Region Origin: Savoie region, France
Tomme de Savoie Pairs Well With: Sweet pears and a crisp white wine or dry sausage and a glass of Beaujolais