Tomme de Savoie Fermier
Tomme de Savoie Fermier is a farmhouse cheese, hence its name. This means that it is made from start to finish by one farm, from the milk of the animals who live there. It has a velvety rind of gray and white molds, holding an interior of straw colored paste with a few small holes here and there.
Made using raw cow's milk, the cheese has a pliant and creamy texture and has flavors of milk, hay, earth, and nuts.
Production of Tomme de Savoie uses semi-skimmed milk. Original production of this cheese was as a by-product of aged cheeses from the Savoie, such as Beaufort. The affineur of our Tomme de Savoie is Joseph Paccard, who we met with recently at the Salon du Fromage in Paris.