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Alpine Express – Tête de Moine

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$31.20$55.20

Monk’s head cheese made in Switzerland from 100% raw cow’s milk.

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This cheese box is clearly for all lovers of the Tête de Moine (Monk’s Head); shaved, curled or cubed.

This handcrafted box contains the following products:

Tête de Moine AOC
Tête de Moine AOC

Tête de Moine, Swiss raw milk cheese with a long tradition The Tête de Moine was invented and initially produced more than eight centuries ago by the monks of the abbey of Bellelay, located in the community of Saicourt, district of Moutier, in the mountainous zone of the Bernese Jura, the French-speaking area of the Canton of Bern.

Traditionally, the cheese is prepared for eating in an unusual way: the cheese loaf is carefully scraped with a knife to produce thin shavings, which is said to help develop scented flavours by allowing oxygen to reach more of the surface. Tête de Moine, literally as “Monk’s Head”. The name was first documented in the records of Mont-Terrible, a Department established by the French when they annexed the region from 1793 to 1799 at the time of the French Revolution.

Writings from 1292 attest that the cheese of the abbots of Bellelay had acquired such a reputation that it was used to pay the royalties of the stockbreeders to the farms’ owners, to regulate litigations, being offered as presents to the prince-bishops of Basel, or even as currency. It is made from raw cow’s milk and is characterized by a cylindrical form. It is excellent with dry white wine, after being matured for a minimum of 2½ months on small spruce plank.

All half wheels will come vacuum sealed bags. Full wheels will come in cheese paper. If you would like 2 half wheels instead of 1 full wheel, please simply increase the amount on the check-out/cart page. The price will be different to a full wheel due to the cutting required.

Don’t have a Girolle cutter – no problem, we have those too!

How the cheese gets to you

All Alpine Express cheese are shipped in environmentally friendlier, insulated cardboard boxes. The cheese is bolstered with wood wool and/or recycled packing paper & kept cold with an ice gel pack. It is shipped via Australia Post’s ‘next day guaranteed’ Express Post service. To guarantee the freshness of the cheese we can only service customers within this service network. Please check if your delivery postcode is part of it. Customers residing in the Metro Brisbane area can also arrange a free pick-up from our warehouse in Bulimba.

All Cheese Boxes are sent on Wednesdays with an order cut-off time at 12pm AET that day (except for some cheese boxes where the cut off time is midnight the Sunday before). All customers will get a tracking number to follow their parcel’s progress.

Do you have any other questions? Check our FAQs for additional information or write to us via our contact form.

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Size

Full wheel (ca. 750g), Half wheel (ca. 375g)

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4 reviews for Alpine Express – Tête de Moine

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martina (verified owner)

    Very tasty swiss cheese and perfect entertainer with girolle. Love it! No problems receiving cheese by mail, even to rural area! Excellent packaging & cooling.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha (verified owner)

    What is not to love about Tete De Moine? A beautiful cheese & a talking point for people who haven’t seen it before. Smooth & creamy, I know we always want more.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy (verified owner)

    Reliable company and the packaging was perfect for its products! Must tell friends this hidden gems.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Bekker (verified owner)

    Love the cheese. Always has been my favourite. So I was happily surprised I could order it online here in Australia. Service and delivery were very good!

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