Soft, creamy texture with a sticky, red rind, a full, spicy flavour
and a lively aroma.
Trami d'Alsace is a soft washed-rind
cheese typical of the Alsace region. It was originally made as
a smaller version of Munster, an ancient cheese from the Vosges
region. The milk for Trami comes from cows which graze in the
valleys and the mountain pastures called Chaumes, from which the
popular Chaumes cheese is named.
This cheese is artisan made in much
the same way as Munster, but instead of washing in brine, Trami
d'Alsace is washed in the local Marc de Gerwurstraminer. This
imparts a very distinctive flavour and aroma to the cheese, and
gives the rind a deep orange colour.
A whole Trami d'Alsace weighs approximately
200g and has a fat content of 45%. It is best eaten on the cheeseboard.
Accompanying wines should be full bodied and the ideal accompaniment
would be a Gerwurstraminer itself.