Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monk's Head~

In French we call this cheese Tête De Moine..
It is delicious ..if you like your cheese to have a lot of body..taste and aroma:)
What I love about it?

The florets..
Les fleurs de Tête De Moine..

You need the Pirouette..

The little machination that makes the curls..~
I was fortunate to find the Pirouette incorporated w/ the cheese..

In this darling little box..

I love it~

I am going to try and save the pirouette until I can find the real wood and metal one.. It's a treat..I agree..
But then should see my shoes:)

Bon Appétit!

And Happy gardening~ If the sun shines where you are~


  1. Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog. I am so happy you did because I am now introduced to your gorgeous, classy blog! You have so many (SO MANY) beautiful, stunning photos of food and places!! Wow! Love everything I see. Forgive me, but I couldn't find your "About Me" on your home page? I would like to what inspires your cooking :) Thanks!

  2. Lovely and full of romance as usual. I've never had this cheese before.

  3. Beautiful photographs, as always. I so enjoy waiting for each post to see what wonderful things you are doing! A cheese Pirouette is new to me. I will need to be more observant.

    Love the garden is so relaxing!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. (I still haven't removed the must go through each one first!?)

  4. I have never seen cheese cut like that. Too beautiful. Let me know when you find the tool that cuts cheese like that.

  5. I've never seen this interesting little tool before.

    A lovely post, Monique, and wonderful photos as always.

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog. love the cheese curler and those hats!! Beautiful pictures as always..really beautiful.

  7. I've never seen the piroutte either or Tete du Moine cheese. I love the fleurs it makes!

  8. Monique, I so love when your posts introduce me to something new! I'd love to try this cheese - I'm going to do a little internet research!

    Beautiful photos as always -

  9. Your pictures this time are just beautiful, the light is warm and soft and wonderful!


  10. I adore that little Pirouette!!! I made the fabulous Bran muffins which brought on nothing but raves!!! I told them all about my blogger friend who can make food talk!!! Even the Grands loved them, not one left! I shot some pixs, maybe will post tomorrow, Thank you my friend, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Up-North Mornings...

  11. LOve the hats! :) n the cheese curler is a very interesting tool. U take very beautiful pictures . tq for sharing.

  12. tete de moine with a baguette right from the oven and a glass of red wine... just delicious.

  13. I'm so glad this was new to some of you and that the muffins were good,and Little Teo your dinner is here with us tonight! I will let you know:) Any=ja..I knew this would be well known to you~

  14. J'habite au pays de la tête de moine. C'est vrai que c'est un bon fromage. Présenté sous forme de fleurs ou de rosettes comme on les appelle celà fait toujours beaucoup d'effet.
    Le vrai nom de l'engin en bois, c'est girolle. Je ne sais pas où tu te trouves, mais il y a surement un moyen de t'en faire parvenir une.
    Voici le lien pour le site

    J'ai vu qu'il est possible de commander en ligne. Va voir sous l'onglet "vente".

    Bien à toi

  15. Delimoon, ravie de cous rencontrer et de découvrir vos beaux billets.. je m'y perdrai cet après-midi en entrant du jardin.
    Oui en effet c'est une Girolle.. je vous remercie pour le lien.. j'en ai déjà trouvé içi..mais il y a longtmeps longtemps..

    C'est un "j'aurais du",cet appareil.. Noël je crois!

  16. you know i love this and then you just had to go sneak in those hats!

  17. I love tete de moine and guests always enjoy it at the table, especially the men!

  18. I have never seen a machine like that!
    I need to borrow a hat for Susan's garden party! I don't have one anymore..