This is a great table cheese, more typical of an Alpine cheese than an Italian cheese- being delicate and rich, as opposed to bracing or spicy.
The cheese is a ‘tometta’ or a small wheel of cheese, similar in style to a Petit Basque cheese.
Each cheese is cellar aged for at least 45 days, developing a delicate caramel sweetness from the goat's milk, balanced with the rich fattiness of sheep's.
The milk shines, with herbal and lightly sweet flavors, and a satisfyingly toothsome texture.
The thin rind is distinctly marked with a patterned imprint, and is a bright yellow orange, often slightly tacky to the touch.
It comes from the area of Piemonte that historically was a part of the kingdom of Savoy, which covers territory in France, Switzerland, and Italy over the Alps in the region.