Comté is made from raw cow's milk exclusively in the Jura Mountains of France, It has been produced for over eight centuries and is France's most consumed cheese. Comté has a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) which means the rules of production are strict. Everything from milk treatment, to breed, to geographic region and more, are defined. The texture of Comté is dense and smooth, and flavors are complex. Our Comté is selected for us by the folks at Essex St. Cheese. They travel to the aging caves at Marcel Petite and taste every wheel to find the perfect Comté just for us. The flavor profile is herbaceous and fruity with hints of hay, fried onions, and hazelnuts.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Cooperative village dairies/Marcel Petite/Essex Street Cheese
Place: Franche-Comté, France
Milk Type: Raw cow
Age: 13-18 months
Pairing: Chardonnay, Belgian beers