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Toma Piedmontese dates back to Roman times, but did not become identified by its name until the 11th century. The name appears to have come from the old French word "tumer," meaning to fall or to turn. To us, Toma means the cheese is a product of several herds from the same region and implies it is made by a cheese making specialist rather than a farmer with a surplus of milk who might not be adept at cheese making. Like the Tommes of Savoie, each Alpine Valley produces its own distinctive version of Toma. Made in the Aosta Valley and Piedmont, they strain the unpasteurized milk and then rennet is added. The curds are broken up and drained, then placed in molds. They are often dried for a couple of days under a layer of mountain grasses to give them additional flavor. Toma is cheese surface ripened, meaning it ripens from the rind inward. This simple mountain cheese has a thin rind with a custard-like interior with small pores and a gentle sweet-sour nature. Toma is a perfect table cheese but can also be used for cooking. It begs to be paired with a big Piedmont red.
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Latest Customer Reviews for Toma Piedmontese
By Laura
from Arizona
on Jun 10, 2012
very good
very similar to the one we had in Italy
By Nan
from Severna Park, MD
on Apr 09, 2012
Excellent Cheese
This is a great tasting cheese and igourmet delivers it in a speedy fashion.
By Bonitafarms
from Sandy Eggo
on May 21, 2011
toma piemonteses
arrived quickly and well packed, not as I remembered from Torino but very nice cheese
By Robin
from Minot, ND
on Apr 29, 2010
hint of blue cheese type flavor
Very flavorful but this slice seems a bit overripe and moldy unless it's meant to taste that way
By K8
from Madison, wi
on Jul 02, 2008
Great flavor!
Great tasting and simple ingredients!
By schatzie
from tx
on May 23, 2008
as promised
Refreshingly beautiful Italian cheese. Very versatile yet promises rave reviews from true foodies.
By LMB
from Rome NY
on May 07, 2008
Nice, rustic cheese
Very tasty, almost like a smooth cheddar. Just salty enough.
By Nana Rose and Granddad John
from Mesa, Arizona
on Feb 28, 2008
Will definitely Buy again!
This was our first experience with Toma, and we both agreed, it won't be our last! The flavor reminds us both of a fine Baby Swiss, but softer in texture. Great on a Baguette with a glass of Pinot Grigio.
By italiana
from richmond, va
on Oct 19, 2007
One of Piemonte's best
used as appetizer, drizzled with some honey.
By Patty
from Kemmerer, Wyoming and Sandy, Utah
on Apr 19, 2007
A fabulous cheese!
Our grandmother [born outside of Torino] introduced the family to this cheese along with Gorgonzola. It is delicate and wonderful - we love it melted on Italian or French bread with light pepper, but is good in sandwhiches, on cracker, alone, anyway you prefer to eat cheese.
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