The Tomme with wild flowers is a cheese made from raw or pasteurized cow's milk, coated with wild flowers. It is produced in the Grand-Est region (Alsace) and in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Jura). Tommes with flowers are also found in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Savoie).
Its moist rind is covered with flower petals of various edible varieties: mallow, blueberry, marigold, strawberry, rose, hay, dandelion...
Its paste is ivory yellow in color and is dense and regular.
The scents of the petals diffuse into the paste, giving this cheese unique flavors.
Its taste is sweet, with flavors of hazelnuts and flowers, and if you taste it with its rind, its floral aromas will be more pronounced.
The flower petals are placed at the end of the ripening of the cheese so that they retain all their shine!
However, some producers coat the tommes more quickly; the flower petals fade, lose their colors and infuse more of their flavors into the paste during the entire maturing stage in the cellar.
The little extra thing...
Originally from the Austrian Tyrol, Tommes with wild flowers have won over several producers in our French mountains.
Formerly called Spring Tomme , it is the star of Austrian cheeses!