The Tête de Moine cheese is not cut, but shaved, nowadays usually with a cheese curler. The rind falls apart into pieces when sliced, and the cheese forms into rosettes. The cheese curler is also called girolle.
Tête de Moine is a cheese that comes from the Swiss town of Berner Jura. This is the French speaking part of Switzerland. The cheese is made from unpasteurized milk. This also gives you a nice full creamy taste.
Tête de Moine is also called monk's head. This is because Tête de Moine has its origins with the monks of Abbaye de Bellelay in Saicourt in Switzerland. It seems that the cheese has been made there since 1192.