In 1982, the inventor of the Girolle® originale, Nicolas Crevoisier, was trying to find an efficient way of slicing the Tête de Moine cheese.
After an initial trial to test the feasibility of such a device (photo 1), it was further developed to a pre-series model considered functional but still somewhat complicated (photo 2).
Then came the idea that would give birth to the Girolle® which we know today : piercing the Tête de Moine in the middle.
At the time this was judged a bold solution by the entourage of Mr Crevoisier, but it proved to be the best in terms of efficiency as well as ease of use.
Commercialisation could thus begin. Expecting to sell only a few thousand at the most, its success very soon became apparent.
Today the Girolle® originale is exported all over the world, wherever the Tête de Moine AOP is to be found, and over three million have been sold to date.