Comte 1

Comte

$25.00 per pound

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Comte’s Taste

Comte, or Gruyere de Comte, has buttery, nuttiness and earth with a slight funky note and a saliva-inducing savory-ness. Comte has a faint piquancy, like other alpine cheeses, but it is more subdued than Gruyere. Excellent on a cheese board or grated over vegetables au gratin. The great French alpine cheese, and the best selling AOC cheese in France, Comte is a national treasure made high in the Jura mountains. The cheese itself is a distillation of centuries of development in cheese culture.

Serving Comte

Comte is a great addition to any cheese board paired with nuts and dried fruits. The rich sweet undertones adore medium bodied reds and full whites as well as dry ciders and lagers. Comte melts like a dream and is sensational in fondue, melted over burgers or in an extraordinary grilled cheese like the classic Croque Madame or Monsieur.

How Comte Is Made

Raw cow’s milk from the Loire Valley makes this rich cheese a perfect match for full bodied and oaky white wines and ales. Aged 12-18 months until creamy and smooth. Aged until mild and slightly sweet, this yellow toned cheese is a true marriage of technique, tradition and subtlety. From the initial boil in copper vats to the pressing of the cheese, the AOC makes sure that real Comte, also known as Gruyere, holds up to its own standards and traditions. Pressed into large wheels, usually around 90 pounds, this raw pasture fed cows milk cheese is lush and bright simultaneously.

Additional information

Cheese Type

Type 1

Unit

per pound

Rennet

Animal

Made by

Marcel Petit

Raw/Pasteurized

Raw

Pairings

Ambers & Brown Ales, Full Bodied & Oak Driven White Wines

Milk

Cow

Origin

Aged in La Croix-en-Tourraine, Indre-et-Loire, in the Loire Valley

Age

12-16 Months

Country

France

Features

Cook Friendly

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