Gressoney's Toma is a typical product of Val d'Aosta, chaired by Slowfood since 2016.

 
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Gressoney's Toma: Typicality and Excellence

Gressoney's  Toma: Typicality and Excellence

Gressoney's  Toma  has strong hints of pepper and vanilla. This raw material of excellence from the village of Gressoney, Val d'Aosta became Slowfood's product in 2016.

This alpine cheese (over 2200 meters), is produced just in the summer months. It is recognized as P.A.T. of the Aosta Valley.

The pasta of this alpine toma is raw, with the typical technique of a half-fat cheese. Raw milk must be left for rest for 24 hours, then skimmed by removing excess fat in the outskirts; then it will be added to a milk with a skim over 12 hours. At this point the cheese warms up, the liquid calf rennet is added and it becomes coagulant. This is followed by the ending of the curd which, after being extracted, is placed in wooden shades and is generally dry.

The shape of this cheese is characteristic: the shape is round the height of the bark ranges from 5 to 12 centimeters, the diameter of the faces ranges from 20 to 30 centimeters and the weight from 3 to 5 kilograms. The washed crust is smooth, slightly oily and has a color that, depending on the seasoning, ranges from reddish to gray to brown. The pasta is slightly gleamed and of straw yellow color.

At this point the product should be aged for one year, as for all long-seasoned cheeses. Enjoy it!

 

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Events

  • Patron Saint John's Day
    From 23-06-2019 To 24-06-2019 | Gressoney-Saint-Jean (AO)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-23 2019-06-24 Europe/Rome Patron Saint John's Day The festivities begin on the evening of June 23 with the fires of Sankt Johanz. Gressoney-Saint-Jean

    The festivities begin on the evening of June 23 with the fires of Sankt Johanz.

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  • Exhibition
    From 25-07-2019 To 22-08-2019 | Gressoney-Saint-Jean (AO)
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2019-07-25 2019-08-22 Europe/Rome Exhibition Trade fair of typical handicraft Aosta Valley of July 25th, August 8th and 22nd. Gressoney-Saint-Jean

    Trade fair of typical handicraft Aosta Valley of July 25th, August 8th and 22nd.

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  • Feast of St. Nicholas
    06-12-2019 | Gressoney-Saint-Jean (AO)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-12-06 2019-12-06 Europe/Rome Feast of St. Nicholas St Kloas and his donkey are waiting for the girls and children from 17.30 in the squares of Gressoney Saint Jean for the traditional distribution of sweets. Gressoney-Saint-Jean

    St Kloas and his donkey are waiting for the girls and children from 17.30 in the squares of Gressoney Saint Jean for the traditional distribution of sweets.

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