Schoch Family Farmstead

Schoch Family Farmstead - Mt. Toro Tomme Cheese

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1/2 pound, individually wrapped

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Mt. Toro Tomme from Schoch Family Farmstead, is named for a prominent summit in the nearby Sierra de Salinas range, and is made using fresh raw milk.  Tomme is a class of cheese made in many styles throughout the Alps, each style a reflection of the local terroir (sense of place).  This beautiful rind develops after repeated washings in locally handcrafted beer. 

The result is a surprisingly nuanced cheese – one that is at first subtle, but then gives way to much deeper complexity.  Mt. Toro Tomme is semi-firm and the flavor clean, with lactic notes.

To make an amazing cheese board, slice Monterey Farmstead Jack Cheese and Mt. Toro Tomme, serve with Foustman's Salami, Friend in Cheese's Jelly, Honeycomb from the Honey Ladies and your favorite crackers or toasted bread!

About Schoch Family Farmstead:

Schoch Family Farmstead was one of about 80 different dairies spread out around the Salinas area, but nowadays they’re only one of two, and only one of three dairies in all of California that’s certified to sell raw milk.  There is a rich history of dairying in Monterey County – once home to hundreds of small dairies, mostly in the Salinas Valley.  Many of these dairies were owned and operated by immigrants of Swiss or Portuguese descent.  Nowadays, Schoch Dairy is one of the last remaining.

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