Tomme au foin cheese

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Tomme au foin cheese

Tomme au foin is a hard, unpasteurised cows' milk cheese weigh between 1.5 kg and 2 kg. It is a cheese which keeps well, is semi-pressed, and is matured for 2 to 3 months. It is currently made by two producers in Picardy: The GAEC de La Chapelle St Jean Grémévillers (Choqueuse) and La ferme du Goupil à Corbeauval (Senantes).

Produced in Picardy for over three centuries, the cheese received a Gold Medal 1994, silver 2005 and bronze in 2006 in the Concours de la Capelle and the Grand prix de l’Académie Nationale de Cuisine 2003. Its original taste of hay and nuts is inimitable and is also available washed in cider. Originally the cheese was ripened in a haystack. The benefits of this refinement are numerous because the hay retains moisture and protects the cheese.

The origins of the recipe is unknown. The oldest written records date back to the States General of the French Revolution when the sans-culottes were enrolled on the registers as producing traditional cheeses of hay. It is also said that the cheese were reportedly taken by riders of Napoleon to Italy.

The production area has shrunk gradually during the twentieth century because of the rise of large dairies (selling milk directly to dairies was simpler and more profitable). Production ceased in the 1970s, but was resumed by the GAEC de La Chapelle St Jean in 1992.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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