The name ‘Tomme de Savoie’ is a generic name. There are as many different types of Tommes de Savoie as there are different valleys and mountains in the area.
The cheese can be farm made, artisan made, produced in a cheese dairy or industrially.
This cheese is round with a diameter of 18 to 30cm, a thickness of 5 to 8cm and a weight of 1.5 to 3kg.
Tomme de Savoie is matured for one month in a warm cellar or for several months a cold, humid cellar.
Tomme de Savoie cheeses are quite low in fat (between 20% and 40%), there is even a ‘light’ cheese which has only 5% fat.
Appearance of the Tomme de Savoie cheeses: grey rind marked with yellow/red mould
Odour of the Tomme de Savoie cheeses: strong odour of the cheese cellar
Texture of the Tomme de Savoie cheeses: hard
Taste of the Tomme de Savoie cheeses: mild and delicate.
The Tommes de Savoie cheeses are protected by a regional guarantee of quality.