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.
387 - Tete De Moine Whole

Tete De Moine Whole

Literally meaning Monks Head, this fruity cheese is traditionally eaten by shaving thin curls from it with a Girolle.

Tête de Moine is from the Jura region in North West Switzerland, a high mountainous area where the cattle graze on sweet grasses and herbs on alpine pastures, which gives the cheese its very distinctive sweetness, flavour and aroma.

Tete de Moine was initially produced more than eight centuries ago by the monks of the abbey of Bellelay, located in the community of Saicourt, district of Moutier.

Tête de Moine is made from unpasteurized, whole cow's milk and is a semi-hard cheese which it is cylindrical in shape.

Tete de Moine is a full flavoured cheese which is traditionally eaten by scarping thin curls (rosettes) from the surface of the cheese originally using a knife, but nowadays a Girolle machine is used. This traditional way of eating Tete de Moine is said to help develop the odour and flavour by allowing oxygen to reach more of the surface.

Tete de Moine goes well with fresh fruits and can also be melted over hot new potatoes for a tasty lunch or supper dish as you would Raclette cheese

Unpasteurised PLU: 387
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In Switzerland
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Jura
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Fruity and delicate
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 750 g

Store & Serve

Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkVin blanc sec de Saint-Pourçain


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1791 kJ
  • Energy kcal432 kcal
  • Fat36 g
  •      of which saturates 23 g
  • Carbohydrates1 g
  •      of which sugars 0.0 g
  • Protein26 g
  • Salt2.0 g

  • Name & address of food supplierAmbrosi Emmi , 5 Place Ile de Beaute 06300 Nice France

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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