Tomme de Savoie

oil on wood, 12x12"

Tomme de Savoie, original artwork by Mike Geno

From the Cheese Portraits series.

This delicious cheese is full of character. It's a semi-firm cow's milk cheese that comes from both the French administrative department of Savoie and Haute-Savoie in the French Alps. It's earthy, nutty, and at Wedge + Fig, where I found it, they described it with words such as "hazelnut" and "meaty". Naturally that attracted me.

I love the shape of this cheese too, it's like a bouncy cartoon cloud. I decided to show off as much of the rocky rind as possible.

Origin: France

Availability: sold