What a incredible looking cheese!
It is easy to see why it is called Tomme Brulee from the beautifully singed rind, just like a brulee. This unique cheese is from the Basque region of France and made from ewe's milk. At the end of maturation, the rind is singed with a naked flame which leaves the burnt effect, but does not detract from the taste. This cheese is also unique in the way that it can be curled, just like a Tete de Moine!
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Basque
Source of milk: ewe's milk
Texture: Creamy and smooth
Flavour: sweet, rich, very subtle smokey taste
Aging time: mini 3 months
Serving suggestion: Pair with a Malbec or a Cabernet Sauvignon.