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Comte – 5 months

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Product Description

Comté is by far the most widely produced and consumed cheese in France. The combination of sweetness and saltiness gives this cheese an intriguing flavor which resembles that of Gruyere – in fact, it is also commonly referred to as Gruyere de Comte. Produced in the mountains of Jura, Comte has an interior consistency that is even, smooth and elastic, buttery and delicate. A very balanced flavor with salty notes and nutty tangs characterizes this cheese, and is typically eaten with fruit, in a sandwich or a salad. The best: on a traditional croque-monsieur.

Storage: refrigerated
In France, it was the monasteries that began the delicious tradition that is French cheese. The monks took great care and pride in their cheese, being meticulous in their creation.

A bit of experimentation ensued and so we have numerous varieties today. Through the years, the French people have refined the work of producing milk, extracting the curd and turning it into intense regional flavor meaning that it really is possible to be a French cheese expert.

French cheese has come to command an important reputation on the world stage, for example, brie may be produced anywhere, but a brie with the “Produce of France” stamp denotes a certain standard, thereby demanding a higher price.