Tete de Moine

Firm. Nutty. Sweet.

Regular price £22.50
Contains cow's milk RRaw/unpasteurised Pairs well with red wine

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originSwitzerland, Bern
style textureFirm, alpine
milk treatmentRaw
drinkMedium-bodied red, rose, and white wines


About the Cheese

Tête de Moine, meaning "Monk's Head," is a famous Swiss cheese known for its unique presentation and delightful nutty flavour. Its history dates back to the 12th century, originating from the Bellelay monastery.

Made from raw cow’s milk in the Alpine region of Jura, Tête de Moine boasts a firm and smooth paste with a full, nutty flavour similar to Gruyere.

This artisan cheese is traditionally shaved into beautiful rosettes using a Girolle machine, enhancing its rich and aromatic profile.

Enjoy Tête de Moine with medium-bodied white and red wines for an unforgettable experience.


Cheesemaker: Fromages Spielhofer

Fromages Spielhofer, located in Saint-Imier in the Bernese Jura, is a renowned cheese producer and maturer, known for their dedication to traditional craftsmanship and natural methods.

A family company run by second-generation managers Cédric and Florian Spielhofer, they employ about 85 staff members. Spielhofer processes approximately 50,000 liters of fresh milk daily from around 70 local milk producers.

The company prides itself on using silage-free mountain milk, ensuring the highest quality cheese and butter. Spielhofer's commitment to quality and tradition has earned them numerous awards at national and international cheese competitions.


Girolle shavers are sold separately: 

Beech Girolle

Black Girolle



Half: approx. 400g; whole: approx. 800g

1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to small-scale production and logistical delays certain cheeses and condiments may be unavailable. We'll substitute them with similar products as needed. You can specify if you are happy with substitutions on the Cart page.


The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.


EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £40 - free delivery.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £5.50 (2-5 day service). Please note, we recommend selecting Wednesday as your delivery day to allow enough time for the order to be delivered before the weekend (when courier depots are closed)


England & Wales: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50.

London: Order over £50 ‐ free delivery; order under £50 ‐ £7.50.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the UK mainland gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our shipping boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months). 

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)


Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery.

Our courier partners are APC Overnight. 

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking details. Because all orders are shipped via a third-party, you would need to contact the courier directly if you have any questions about your parcel. Their email address is depot175@apc-overnight.com 

If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and deliver your order.


We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months).


A personalised gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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