First prototypes (1982)
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).
A bold idea
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.
More than 3 million Girolles®
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.