Tomme de Savoie PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)
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Tomme de Savoie PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)

Formerly made by farmers for domestic use, Tomme de Savoie PGI is the oldest cheese of Savoy. It is the only cheese with the quality label that offers different fat percentages. To recognize it, it is marked "Savoie" on the sides.

Description

Between 18 and 21 cm in diameter with an average weight of 1.6 kg, Tomme de Savoie PGI has a gray spotted,  flowery, sometimes irregular rind. Its white to yellow cheese texture is both firm and supple. If it has slight openings, they are signs of smooth progress during the manufacturing steps. Depending on the degree of maturing, it can develop a sweet to strong taste.

Affinage

This cheese is matured for a minimum of 30 days,  in cheese cellars with rubbing and turning over by hand 2 to 3 times a week. 

Features

This uncooked pressed, cheese is made from raw cow's milk. There is 13% of M.G., 30% of M.G.

Prepared

  • Custom cut 
  • Standard package
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The little story

Documents from the year 1650 mention this iconic cheese. And in 1793, Tomme de Savoie PGI was found on the stalls of the merchants. Originally, it was a low-fat cheese because the milk had been skimmed to make the butter. The tomme containing more fat was more appreciated by the Savoyards because of its rarity.

DAIRIES producing the Tomme de Savoie