Tete de Moine Cheese
Tete de Moine Cheese
Tete de Moine Cheese
Tete de Moine Cheese
Tete de Moine Cheese on Girolle (Board not included)
Tete de Moine Cheese on Girolle (Board not included)
Tete de Moine Cheese "Rose" on Girolle Board (Not included)
Tete de Moine Cheese "Rose" on Girolle Board (Not included)

Tete de Moine Cheese (Whole Cheese 800g+)

Tete de Moine Cheese is a semi-hard cheese with a silky body which easily melts in your mouth. This small truckle, with a minimum weight of 800g is ideal for entertaining, and when placed on the Girolle Curler, makes great "table theatre"! If you dont want to buy a machine, you can shave pieces using a vegetable peeler; its no where near the same effect, and you wont get curls, but its a lovely cheese over Salads, or as part of your Cheese selection.

Product Code: 9761090016539

This item can be either Collected or Delivered

Produced in Switzerland
Requires Priority delivery
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Cows' Milk
Cows Milk Cheese
Non Vegetarian
Un-Pasteurised Cheese
Un-Pasteurised Cheese


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More about Tete de Moine Cheese ... It is not cut, but pared into the shape of delicate rosettes. For this, you will ideally need a special Girolle Curler. 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 the Cheese to develop.

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Product Origin; Bernese Jura, Switzerland

Fat Content Guide; 50%

Packaging;Foil Wrap

Dimensions Guide; 10 x 8.5cm

Individual Cheese; Yes

Best Before; 21 days. Ideally use with 10 days of opening

Care Details; Refrigerate on arrival; keep chilled

Enjoy; As part of your cheeseboard, melted over Potatoes, with Salad, with Fruits; especially good with dried Fruits

Drink with;Rhone Red Wine, along with Chateauneuf-du-pape, Hermitage or try with Ale, Porter or Stout

Serving guide;Place onto Girolle from fridge 45 minutes before use.

More about Tete de Moine ... Tete de Moine means "monks head". This cheese was invented by the monks of Belleray Abbey in the Burnese Jura, and the brothers taught the local farmers how to make it. It is only made with rich summer milk and tradition has it that the first cheeses are ready to eat only when the first leaves of autumn have dropped from the trees.The rind can range from smooth and slightly oily to rough and brown in colour. The paste is firm, and creamy to straw-yellow, darkening as it ages. 

The flavour is sweet and tangy with musty wood nuts and mould. Traditionally the cheese is served in thinly sliced curls with some black pepper and ground cumin. Beautiful when served with a plate of air-dried meats, vegetable crudites or fruits.Tete de moine can be sliced vertically but to get the frilly curls of cheese which are served in Switzerland you will need to use a Girolle, or cheese curler. The curls are achieved by turning the handle of this special knife on a stand and shaving the cheese across the top.

Whereas pasteurisation destroys the natural microflora of the milk, unpasteurised or raw milk from the AOC region used for Tete de Moine fully preserves its unique taste and is a prerequisite for the production of this cheese with its distinct aroma.As a raw milk cheese Tete de Moine is rich in proteins and minerals.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

To Return Goods, and get a RMA

If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
Sending Goods back..

Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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