Comté

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Origin:                       France
Region:                      Frânche-Comté
Made by:                   Marcel Petite
Type:                          Hard
Milk:                           Cow
Milk Treatment:    Raw
Coagulant:                Animal Rennet

The king of mountain cheeses, Comte has been made for in the same region of eastern France for the best part of 1500 years. It is currently having a well-deserved “moment”. 

Characteristics: firm, yellow paste; peppery, hazelnut, caramel flavour but varies hugely by season. 

Best with: very similar to Gruyere, Comte works well melted with into tarts and sauces – try it in an onion and mustard tart.