Weight: 200g piece
Our 'Lou Sande' Toma is a soft cheese with a rich but simple flavour of milk and cream. It's an artisanal cheese typical of the mountains between France and Italy, part of the ancient region of Occitan which stretched from the South of France to Piemonte. In fact the name 'Lou Sande' means 'On Saturday' in Occitan as this was the most important market day for selling cheese!
Produced with vegetable rennet made from a type of thistle (Cynara cardunculus), it is suitable for vegetarians and lactose free.
Excellent as an aperitivo cheese when served with a fruity white wine or amber Belgian ale. Great too with reds such as a Barbera or Dolcetto.
How to store
Keep wrapped in naturally waxed paper in the fridge, ideally inside a slightly opened container so that the cheese still gets some oxygen. This cheese should keep for 7-10 days. Remember to remove from the fridge an hour or so before serving to bring the cheese up to room temperature.
Cow´s milk, salt, vegetable rennet (Cynara cardunculus)
Our Producer - Le Fattorie Fiandino
Mario Fiandino’s family have been mountain shepherds since the 1700s. In the mountains they used to coagulate milk with the thistle flower, as it was less costly than animal rennet. Two years ago they revived this tradition in cheesemaking. They currently have 250 Bruna Alpina cows which graze freely and produce limited quantities of superior quality milk. Their produce is made with respect and passion following rules, rhythms and seasons.