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French Cheese Comté

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French Cheese Comté

Comte Cheese

Photo by Jennifer Meier

Type of Milk:

Cow, unpasteurized

Origin:

France, Franche-Comté region

Rind:

Natural, inedible

Flavor:

The intensity of Comté depends heavily on the age of the cheese as well as who made it and aged it. At it's best, Comté is full-flavored but not pungent. Subtle undertones of butterscotch mingle with a distinctly nutty character.

Uses and Pairings:

Comté does not necessarily want to be the star on a fancy cheese plate - it prefers to be eaten casually at lunch or sliced onto a well-made sandwich. Pair Comté with Sherry,or white wines such as Riesling and Chenin Blanc and reds made from Gamay or Merlot.

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