This is a washed, sheep’s milk cheese from France is named after the famous Saint George who slew a dragon which was terrorising the residents of a small town in Libya. The townspeople appeased the dragon for some time with two sheep a day until Saint George liberated the town, so this cheese is aptly named!
Now, the cheese is made near the town of St. George is mid-Pyrenees mountains, France. Tomme, generically, means wheel of cheese, but it is a regional style which began in ancient times.
This sheep milk expression exudes moistness and creaminess, with a wonderfully smooth texture. The flavour grows gently on the palate and at first has notes of toasted wheat, followed by cream, leek, and chives. It is semi-firm and will delight all kinds of cheese lovers alike!