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Tomme au Marc de Rasin

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October 25th, 2015 Posted 7:57 pm

It looks a bit like a rather old blackcurrant cheesecake that’s been sitting at the back of the fridge for far longer than it should have, but don’t be put off by its appearance.

Tomme au Marc de Raisin

Tomme au Marc de Raisin

Topped with the grape seeds and skins left over from wine making (otherwise known a marc). This cheese has a leathery black/grey/brown rind and a light golden waxy looking pate.

Not surprisingly, it has the sweet, alcoholic smell of rotting fruit and sour milk.

The texture is similar to that of Morbier, but more yielding, almost spreadable.

The flavour is strong and robust but not overpowering with mildly alcoholic overtones (a bit like eating cheese with a sip of wine).

All in all, a very pleasant cheese that’s a little different. Definitely one for the Christmas cheeseboard.

Purchased from La Cave à Fromage, Hove.

Reviewed by Nick & Olympia, 2014

(4/5)