Tte de Moine

Tête de Moine

Possessing strong, nutty flavors, Tête de Moine is a firm, milky cow’s milk cheese. It has a dense body with a creamy, supply core. The long-standing tradition of using an apparatus known as a Girolle to scrape beautiful, full-flavored florets from the cheese’s top surface is the reason for its unusual name. It was originally known as Bellelay cheese after the abbey where it was first made. The cheese’s contemporary name—“Tête de Moine”—is a nickname that directly translates to “Monk’s Head,” because of the comparison between the shavings of the cheese and a monk’s tonsure. 

Type of Milk: Cow | Region of Origin: Switzerland

  • The most common way to enjoy Tête de Moine is with the Girolle: running a spike through the center of the cheese and then spinning against the attached pairing blade to craft perfect rosettes
  • Blend homemade breads for a tasty treat
  • Use to garnish lemon and herbed trout fillets
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    Available in these Sizes

    • Tête de Moine Wheel | 3 lb. (random weight)