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Tomme de Savoie IGP

      Tomme de Savoie PGI

The Tomme de Savoie PGI is an uncooked, pressed-paste cheese obtained with raw and whole or part skimmed milk (20%, 25%, 30%, 40%, 45% fat on dry matter and whole milk) of cows from the local Tarine, Abondance and Montbéliarde breeds nurtured with grass in summer and hay in winter.

The production area of Tomme de Savoie PGI includes the departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie. The milk comes, in addition to the department mentioned above, from the municipal areas of Corbonod, Anglefort and Chanay in the department of Ain, in the region of Rhone-Alps .

Tomme de Savoie PGI was created by farmers who used the skimmed milk remaining from the production of butter in the valleys of Maurienne and Tarentaise of the massifs of Bauges and Chablais. Regularly eaten during every meal, this cheese was served also during the mérande (as snack). Tomme de Savoie PGI takes its name from the Savoy dialect, toma, which means, "cheese produced in alpine pastures".

The flavour and quality of the milk used, the manual skills and the experience of producers give Tomme de Savoie PGI its peculiarities and its characteristic flavour.


Tomme de Savoie PGI has a round shape with a diameter of 18 cm to 21 cm and a height of 5 cm to 8 cm. The weight spans from 1.2 kg to 2 kg. The rind colour can span from grey to dark grey with spots and moulds. The paste is white or yellowish colour with small holes. The flavour is rustic and strongly aromatic.


Tomme de Savoie PGI can be conserved fresh, in the least cold compartment of the refrigerator, wrapped in its original package or in a sealed plastic box. Before eating it, it is suggested to leave it at room temperature for about one hour. It is eaten at the end of a meal, but it can be also used to prepare different dishes like crêpes or omelettes. It is ideal also with salad. It is perfect with the fruity red wines from Savoy like Mondeuse, Chignin or Apremont.


PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)(ES). The protected geographical indications (PGI) identify an agricultural product, raw or processed, which quality, reputation or other characteristics are linked to its geographical origin. Year of registration 1996

Organic production




Dietary product


Lactose-free product




   361 kcal per 100 gr.


   22.6 - 25 gr. per 100 gr.


   29 - 30.1 gr. per 100 gr.

Fat in dry matter

   20 - 45 %


   0.23 - 1 gr. per 100 gr.


   1.8 - 2 gr. per 100 gr.

Saturated acids

   19.1 - 22 gr. per 100 gr.

The dry residue

   44 %


   49 %


(Ca) Calcium

  626 mg. ( 29% )*

(K) Potassium

  90 mg. ( + 2% )*

(Mg) Magnesium

  24.9 mg. ( 29% )*

(Na) Sodium

  750 - 807 mg. ( 4% )*

(P) Phosphorus

  460 mg. ( 8% )*

Dietary element

(Cu) Copper

  50 mcg. ( 29% )*

(Fe) Iron

  0.2 mg. ( 80% )*

(Mn) Manganese

  0.02 mg. ( 80% )*

(Se) Selenium

  5 mcg. ( 68% )*

(Zn) Zinc

  3.76 mg. ( 6% )*


(A) Retino.

  160 mcg. ( 44% )*

(B9) Folatsin..

  26.9 mcg. ( + 42% )*

(E) Tocopherol

  0.5 mg. ( 0% )*

*(the difference from the average value)


36,9 -  Individual visits per month (average)
2440 -  All individual visits
20 01 2017 -  Date of publication of this article

Tomme de Savoie PGI. Foto № 1
Tomme de Savoie PGI. Foto  № 2
Tomme de Savoie PGI. Foto  № 3

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