[Sca-cooks] Cheese query

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Tue Jul 12 06:04:33 PDT 2011

Someone recently asked me for help identifying a cheese which, if I understood her query correctly, appears in a le Menagier recipe.

"It is in this recipe that I have come across the unfamiliar word "tomme"referring to cheese. Of course I Googled tomme and got the litany of references.The best I can determine is that it refers toa semi-soft cheese that is round in shape, has an earthy colored rind, and a very nutty flavor. Unfortunately, I cannot find acheese nameto go with that description! The ingredients for the pie are not difficult: chard, spinach, parsley, chervil, fennel, mint as well as eggs, salt, frommage frais, "tomme cheese" and grated cheese. It is to be seasoned with ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon."

Anyone recognize it?

David Friedman

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