It has a round shape with smooth, pink to deep orange, slightly sticky, natural rind. Raclette has a pleasant, nutty, sweet and fruity flavor. The flavor will intensify as this elastic cheese is melted. Raclette is produced in several cantons north of the Alps, and is guaranteed free of additives as it is made in accordance with its original recipe. It is not only a cheese but also a national Swiss dish (Yum!). A full fat, smooth melting cheese with a washed rind. The paste is ivory in color, the flavor is mellow and slightly acidic. The cheese becomes more aromatic with maturity
Tete de Moine (literally Monk`s Head) is a cylindrical cheese with a smear rind and is semi-hard. This cheese is not cut but shaved with a girolle into rosette shaped slices. These are best produced when the cheeses come stright from refrigeration. Tete de Moine can be enjoyed with an apertif, as dessert cheese, or just a snack.
Raclette’s balanced earthy flavor and sweetness are perfect to slather over potatoes, meat and winter root vegetables. The wheel or square can be cut in half, placed in a special Raclette holder to hold the melting cheese in place, and served in the traditional way.
Presenting: an alpine cheese to make hay for. Inspired by its home in Western Austria`s `Hay Belt,` Senneri Huban coats this wheel in a mix of local flora, including marigold, rose petals, lavender, and chervil. This brings a slight pastoral sweetness to a cheese that is big in beefy and umami flavors, but not so overpowering that you only want a slice or two. In fact, you might find it difficult to step away from this cheese. That is, if you can find it in yourself to cut into its stunning exterior.