Comte AOP, Famous and most popular French Cheese
In my experience, 9 out of 10 people who try it love it!
COMTE is a must have on any cheese platter. In France, there isn't one cheese platter without a COMTE. Why? Because it is simply one of France's and the world best cheese. Most people just love it. In a world where people disagree on everything, COMTE brings people together.
If you like Cheddar, you'll LOVE COMTE. Once you try it, you'll understand why this is one of the most famous French cheese. It's nutty, smooth, salty, subtle and leave an incredible aftertaste.
It goes amazingly with wine, but it also goes well on its own, with a bit of bread and butter. This aged COMTE is an absolute treat.
We are excited to bring with world class COMTE for home delivery to Brisbane, Gold coast and Queensland.
Unfortunately, cheeses are ONLY available for home delivery in order to ensure the quality and refrigeration is maintained.
Comte is a type of Gruyere, similar to the large mountain cheeses made in the Alps, on the borders of France and Switzerland. Their name is derived from forests known as gruyeres whose timber was once used as fuel to heat the copper cauldrons of cheese curd. These cheeses are made at small dairies, known as fruitieres, in the Jura and are carefully graded before, during and after maturation.
We select all of our Comte from affineur Marcel Petite who matures the young wheels under a cold maturation system at 1,100 metres in the old underground Fort of Saint Antoine. Only a few wheels are selected for extra maturation, up to 20 months. They are branded under the special label ‘Symphonie’ and are selected because of the development of intense flavour and supple texture which is in perfect balance.
The rich milk of the Montbéliard cows that graze the natural mountains pastures, the care and know-how of the cheese maker and the expert affinage of Marcel Petite are fundamental to such a prized and rare cheese.
Price per Kilo $80/kilo - Available in 200g portions, $16 each