Kase Swiss Tete de Moine 700g

Product Profile:

Name Kase Swiss Tete de Moine
Producer Kasw Swiss
Origin Jura, Switzerland
Milk Stock Cow
Rennet Type 
Avg. Fat Content 
Format Large cylinder
Size 700g random weight
Minimum Order 1 unit
Qty Per Box 6 units


Tête de Moine is a semi hard, cow’s milk cheese made in the Swiss mountain region of Jura. The name literally means Monk’s Head, as it was originally produced by the Monks of the Abbey of Bellelay. Tête de Moine has its own AOP – a legal appellation of origin guaranteeing its geographical source and traditional production methods.  

The cheese has a bouquet that is quite aromatic and sometimes pungent with noticeable nutty and buttery character. The taste is complex. Initially it can seem delicate compared to the bouquet but then the mouth detects flavours that range from nutty to spicy to fruity with an underlying attractive yet faint sweetness.

Tête de Moine is traditionally served as a hors d’oeuvre by scraping tissue thin folds formed into little conical rosettes, similar in shape to the Girolle mushroom. Tete de Moine is often shaved using a special cutter called a ‘Girolle’ giving you perfect rosettes with little effort.

Wine matching: It is versatile as a wine accompaniment. Try it with dry whites such as Riesling and Chardonnay and with dry reds such as Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Avg. servings per pack:                serving size: g     
  Avg. per serve per 100g
Energy  kJ kJ
Protein  g g
Fat, Total  g g
  - Saturated  g g
Carbohydrates g g
  - Sugars  g g
Sodium  mg mg
Whilst all care has been taken to ensure this information is correct, please refer to the product label for further information.  

Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff

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