June 16, 2009
Country and region of origin: Savoie, France
Milk: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk···
Age: aged over 6 weeks
Rind: natural brushed rind
Creamery website: Schmidhauser Website
Properties: Creamy, pale paste. When ripe this cheese is spreadable. Surprisingly rich for a single cream, especially one made with pasteurized milk.
Uses: This is such an extravagantly good table cheese it’s hard to imagine other uses for it. But it would melt beautifully. It would be fine with fruit or with crackers – or spread on baguette.
Wine Pairings: A big, spicy red would be nice. Perhaps a Syrah. I can also imagine having this with Champagne or Cava.
Production Notes: First created by Max Schmidhauser in 1995, this was intended as a tomme alternative to the Tommes de Savoie of its region. In this, of course, it is successful. It is richer, creamier and more luxurious than most Tommes de Savoie.