Toma Piemontese Cheese Approx 1Kg
It is a semi-hard cheese of a straw-white colour. It has a pleasant taste, intense and aromatic. The rind is smooth, rough and elastic of a reddish-brown colour and has natural mould on the surface. , Toma is a PDO cheese made in the Piedmont region of Italy from pasteurised cow’s milk. The aroma, flavour and texture of the cheese vary depending on whether it has been produced with whole fat milk, or if it is a semi-fat version with skimmed milk. In the first case, the colour is straw yellow with evenly distributed “eyes”, a sweet, pleasant flavour and a delicate fragrance. The rind is elastic and smooth and appears deep straw-yellow to reddish-brown based on the seasoning. If the cheese has been made from skimmed milk, it has a wrinkly and not elastic rind, straw white colour and small holes and an intense flavour that varies with seasoning. Whole fat Toma goes well with Italian dishes such as frittata, gnocchi, risotto and pasta fillings. Whereas, semi-fat Toma tastes best with bread, jam, honey, nuts and baked with potatoes, quiches and fondue. Strong red wines such as Dolcetto, Carema and Barolo go well with aged Toma while light white wines make a better pairing with young Toma.