Tomme des Bauges
A member of the Tomme (Tome) family, Tomme des Bauges or Tome des Bauges is also called Tome de Savoie. The family name is derived from a local language word "Toma", which means, "Cheese made in the alpine meadows". Comes with a semi-hard texture, grey crust with beautiful yellow to red mould spots and a mild creamy interior that smells of cellar. It is usually produced when there is too little milk to produce a full cheese. Contains low percentage (20-40%) of fat as it is made from skimmed cow’s milk, and the skim that is left over after the cream has been removed to produce butter and richer cheeses. Matured for 4 weeks so that a slight salty touch is attained. Usually manufactured in spring summer and autumn seasons. Packed and sold in the form of flat roll. Tomme des Bauges is appreciated with Apéritif (an alcoholic drink usually enjoyed as an appetizer) on the cheese palate. Also served with a combination of sandwiches and wine of Savoy.