Comté

France

$15

Comté, made with raw cow milk in the Franche-Comté region of France, is actually also known as "Gruyère de Comté."

Considered one of the world's greatest cheeses Comte captures the essence of raw, mountain pasture-fed cow milk.

The milk for Comté is traditionally summer milk and the cheese is made in flat circular discs, each between 16 inches and 28 inches in diameter, and around 4 inches in height. Each disc weighs up to 50 kg (110 lb) with an FDM around 45%.

The rind is a dusty-brown color, and the internal pâte is a pale creamy yellow. The texture is relatively hard and flexible, and the taste is strong and slightly sweet.

Considered one of the finest cheeses in the world, a wedge of Comte reveals a pale yellow interior and a texture that can vary from silky, flabby to crystalline.

Comté is eggy and rich, with a straight-up, unapologetically butter flavor. It smells sweet, melts beautifully, and pairs majestically with our wines.

Cheese lovers have calculated there are 83 different flavors that can be savored while tasting Comté, however the main aromatic flavors that delicately linger on the palate are a balance of brown-butter and roasted-nut aromas and a sweet finish.

Its ability to melt easily means Comté goes well with many recipes right from fondues to Croque Monsieur.


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Comté, made with raw cow milk in the Franche-Comté region of France, is actually also known as "Gruyère de Comté."

Milk Cow
Texture Semi-Soft
Country France
Fat 45%
Pronunciation com-tay