Hard Cheese

Generally these cheeses are the longest matured and have the smallest moisture content. Hard cheeses normally come either cloth bound, wax covered or with a natural rind.
195 - Tomme Fermiere

Tomme de Savoie Fermiere

A stronger flavoured Tomme de Savoie, made & matured in the Savoie region of France.

Tomme Fermiere is a type of Tomme de Savoie. There are as many different types of Tommes de Savoie as there are different valleys and mountains in the area. The cheese can be farm made, artisan made, produced in a cheese dairy or industrially. Our Tomme is 'fermiere', meaning 'farm made' and made entirely with raw milk supplied by the farmers of the five communes of the Chambotte Massif, and matured by exceptional affineur Joseph Paccard.

The cheeses arrive from their regional producers for their maturation at 2-3 weeks of age with their furry rinds already well established. They are then placed delicately on spruce shelves which are uniquely used for this cheese, where they receive experienced care. They are regularly rubbed and turned, sometimes even daily at the start of their affinage. The caves at Paccard have slightly different temperatures and humidity levels, and each cheese is individually assessed to determine in which cave it should mature, according to its size, desired flavour profile and specific customer requests. The cheese is only ready when the quality is deemed good enough - this is not measured solely by time.
Therefore, the resulting unique and rustic cheese is the consequence of a timeless mix of the producer's knowhow, the affineur's persistent care and the alchemy of the caves.
Tomme de Savoie is protected as a cheese type with a Protected Geographic Indication (PGI). This means that to be called Tomme de Savoie, the cheese must be produced or processed or prepared within the Savoie area and have a reputation, features or certain qualities attributable to that region.

Paxton & Whitfield's Tomme de Savoie Fermiere has a grey, furry rind and a gentle, farmy smell. The interior of the cheese is an attractive ivory colour and is soft and open in texture, while the flavour is balanced and lightly salty.

Unpasteurised PLU: 195
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In France
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Savoie
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Nutty and farmy
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250g

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkAbime Blanc de Savoie


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1485 kJ
  • Energy kcal355 kcal
  • Fat27.5 g
  •      of which saturates 16.9 g
  • CarbohydratesTrace g
  •      of which sugars 0.0 g
  • Protein24.5 g
  • Salt1.75 g

  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

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