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Oct 09

Tomme Crayeuse (Cheesy Lover #29)

FT + Pumpkin Publog/4 comments • 265 views

Cheese stats: Soft-ish raw cows milk cheese from the alpine patches of Franch
Bought from: Mons

This rind’s ochre, orange and white, bumpy and mottled, with specks of a bright yellow mould. Inside the cheese is a pale cream colour – crumbling slightly towards the centre, moist and squishy further out.

The centre tastes sharp and tart, juicy and rich and full of fruity flavours;  apples and apricots. It’s smooth and creamy, with a buttery texture, and it melts away to nothing in my mouth. Towards the rind it turns mushroomy – still with that creamy richness.  The rind itself has a pungent grassy, earthy tang; straw (like the smell of freshly mixed henna), wet composty earth, and a touch of cowpat. All of it’s suffused with a gentle herbal taste, and the varying flavours and textures work really well together.

Conclusion: I wish I’d bought a bigger wedge of this!

Comments

  1. 1
    lonepilgrim on 9 Oct 2009 #

    that sounds gorgeous – where did you get it?

  2. 2
    marna on 13 Oct 2009 #

    Mons (which is now lurking in that new and slightly sad-feeling patch of Borough Market, by the Rake). Sorry for totally forgotting to mention where it came from.

    I think that Mons is my current favourite source of cheese.

  3. 3
    lonepilgrim on 13 Oct 2009 #

    cheers

  4. 4
    katie g on 10 Oct 2010 #

    This cheese is THE BEST CHEESE! :D

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