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Le Tonneau

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Country: Switzerland
Region: Western Switzerland
Texture: Semi-Soft
Type of Milk: Cow
Aging Time: 4 months
Pasteurized: No

Le Tonneau is a relatively new cheese from Switzerland that is made in the shape of a barrel (tonneau in French means barrel). It is an unpasteurized cows milk cheese that has typical flavor and texture characteristics as most Swiss cheeses possess. It is semi-soft and dense in texture with a full, fruity, nutty flavor with a slightly tangy finish. It is a slightly aromatic cheese with a full and robust flavor that is aged for approximately four months. It is a great snacking cheese but may also be used to melt and mix with other traditional Swiss cheeses for fondue.

 

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