Comte A.O.C. is an ancient French gourmet cheese, also known as Gruyere de Comte; it is made in the Massif of the Jura, a region composed of medium range mountains situated in Franche-Comte, which lies between the Vosges and the Haute-Savoie. The Montbeliard cow is the only breed of cattle whose milk is authorized for making Comte.
The cheese is hard, straw-colored, contains some medium-size holes and has a tendency to crack on cutting. Comte has a floral aroma with nutty fudge flavors developing in the more mature cheese. The taste is full of nuts and toffee with a lovely long and salty finish. Older cheeses take on a strong, farmyard-like character. The cheese has a thin beige rind which thickens and hardens as the cheese matures. This cheese is 12 months old and a close cousin of the Beaufort.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of approximately 1 pound and 8 ounces.
This item usually ships from our Atlanta facility one business day after the day the order is processed.
This item is perishable and will require an insulated shipping container and freeze packs and must ship by shipping methods taking a maximum of three days.