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La Maison du Fromage Tete de Moine Gold AOP 31% MG (+/-800g)

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Raw cows' milk.

Tête de Moine (‘monk’s head’) is named in honour of the men of the cloth who are believed to have invented the cheese in the 12th century. Records from 1192 indicate the monks of Bellelay Monastery in the Bernese Jura in Switzerland would pay the rent on properties with cheese made in their abbey. The monks were evicted in 1797 during the French Revolution, but the cheese continued to be made there before production passed to local farms and then village dairies. 
The Appellation d’Origine Protegée (AOP) specifies whole, raw cows’ milk, the use of copper vats and traditional rennet. The curd is cut into grain-sized pieces and heated to 46-53°C, before being pressed in moulds and brined. The cheeses are aged on spruce boards for at least 75 days in a humid cheese cellar (about 90% humidity) at a temperature of 13-14°C, during which time they are washed with brine and dry brushed. 
The final cheese is sometimes served using a device called a Girolle (invented in 1982 by a Swiss engineer), which comprises a blade to shave the top of the cheese in a circular motion, creating thin, frilly rosettes of cheese. 
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