Our Featured French Gourmet Cheese
Tomme de Savoie is an excellent example of the many French 'Tomme' cheeses. It is made in the Savoie region and also in the Haute-Savoie near to the Swiss border. 'Tomme' means 'piece' and is a general word for semi-hard cheeses.
Tomme de Savoie is made from raw cow's milk, it has a rustic appearance and a distinctive hard, powdery rind with spots varying in color from grey to grey white. The paste is pale ivory to yellow in color, darkening at the rind, supple and with a few small holes scattered through it.
The aroma is strongly grassy with ammonia, mushrooms, and caramel. The flavor is somewhat sweet with a fudge taste and a citrus tang; a fine example of French gourmet cheeses of the Savoie region.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound. read more...
Browse our selection of imported French gourmet cheeses. Mention French Cheese and the mind immediately conjures up images of Brie, of Camembert, of the great blues, of the pungent aromas of the great stinky cheeses - surely every gourmet has their own image of French Cheese. France for years has set the quality bar for many of the smaller cheese makers all over the world who hope to at best, imitate the great French cheeses. The French protect a number of their cheeses by a Protected Designation of Origin (AOC in French), stringent designations of geographical origin for traditional specialties. Do treat yourself to our great French gourmet cheeses, and share your opinions with others in a product review.
France also has a large variety of raw milk cheeses, many of which are not available in the US due to USFDA regulations. Fortunately, some of the great French cheese makers do make their iconic cheeses in a pasteurized version; a viable alternative to those raw milk cheeses that we are unable to obtain in the US.