Tom au Marc has been soaked in Marc – an eau de vie made from fermenting all the grape skins and pips. After making wine the left over pips are then coated onto the cheese giving a distinctive nutty flavour.
Tomme means cheese and is the name given to a lot of village cheeses. It is inexorably linked with Savoie, originating from the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys. It is made from milk after the cream has been taken off, so is one of the earliest low fat cheeses.