Comté Sagesse


Marcel Petite/Essex Street Cheese

Perfect gifts

Artfully Chosen

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 the 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.

This more aged profile is bold, with deep savory notes of hazelnuts and a bit of meatiness. It is chock-full of crunchy tyrosine crystals. This Comté is only here for the holiday season, so don't miss it.

Farm/Producer/Importer: Cooperative village dairies/Marcel Petite/Essex Street Cheese
Place: Franche-Comté, France
Style: Firm
Milk Type: Raw cow
Rennet: Traditional
Age: 24 months
Pairing: Chardonnay, Belgian beers