TASTE: Tête de Moine AOP, Fromage de Bellelay is a semi-hard cheese and a unique flavor with nutty notes, the soft and super thin ruffles literally melt in your mouth.
ABOUT Tete de Moine: A Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) cheese Tête de Moine AOP, Fromage de Bellelay. The milk must come from the area of origin and the cheese must be produced and matured there according to the traditional process. The name comes from the former Bellelay monastery in the Swiss Jura mountains.where the Monks of the Bellelay Monastery made up this cheese many hundred years ago. The cheese was renamed Tête de Moine after the French Revolution. Tête de Moine literally means "monks head".
QUALITY: Tête de Moine AOP is not cut, but pared into the shape of delicate rosettes. The paring technique increases the amount of air coming into contact with the surface of the cheese, altering the structure of its body and allowing the full flavour of Tête de Moine AOP, Bellelay cheese to develop. This gives the cheese an even more delicious taste.
INSPIRATION: Tête de Moine AOP cheese is best served as shavings and ideal to be paired with savoury items. Some of our favourites include chives and delicate pickles and also a great sophisticated addition to any meat platter. It also looks and tastes fantastic as a garnish on any plate!