The Walnut Liqueur Tomme des Croquants is produced in the shape of a small ‘tomme’, 14cm in diameter, 5cm thick and 850 grams in weight. The moulds used in the moulding process give the cheeses their regular and concentric ridges. The maturing process takes place in humid and cool cellars (11°C). The cheeses are rubbed 3 times with a walnut liqueur produced by the Distillerie du Périgord de Sarlat, making it an authentic local speciality. The Walnut Liqueur Tomme des Croquants is characterised by its dark brown rind. The inside of this creamy coloured cheese is soft and smooth, with delicate hints of walnut, while the rind has stronger walnut flavours.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Dordogne, Saint-Cyprien
Source of milk: Pasteurised Cow’s Milk
Texture: Semi-hard with a soft rind
Flavour: combines the mild taste of the plain Tomme des Croquants with the woody taste of the walnut liqueur
Aging time: minimum 8 weeks
Serving suggestion: To be served with crunchy bread and fresh fruits; perfect even to enrich a cheese selection.
Wine Pairing: Pair with a light red wine, or a nuts wine or liqueur.
*All our cheeses are cut by hand so the weight may vary slightly :)
OMG if you haven't tried this very special cheese - you are missing out on one of life's luxuries!
I bought this cheese on a whim and it was delightful.
A nice medium firm texture with a beautiful walnut flavour that was subtle yet pronounced. Will definitely purchase again.