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Comte Selection K-sein Fromagerie is a hard cows milk cheese matured by one of the most respected affineurs in France, yellow paste.
It has been selected by K-sein and airfreigth
Origin: Franche-Comté region, France
Milk: Cow (Raw milk)
Rennet Type: Animal rennet
Style: Alpine-style, cooked curd
Shelf Life: 7-10 days, this product is cut to order
Goes well with:Full-bodied whites such as Chardonnay, Viognier
Similar cheeses: Beaufort, Gruyere Vieux
Comte selection K-sein Fromagerie is a classic hard French cheese - a type of gruyere - made high in the Jura mountains. Smooth textured, it has a concentrated nutty, gentle sweet honey flavour reflecting the diversity of the surrounding mountain pastures. These cheeses are made by small dairies in the Jura and are carefully graded before, during, and after maturation by Fromagerie Vagnes.
Comte has a concentrated nutty texture and a gentle sweet honey flavour reflecting the rich milk of the Montbéliard cattle that graze the natural mountain pastures.
A little history about Comte
Comté is an ancient type of Gruyere, and typical of the large mountain cheeses made in the Alps, on the borders of France and Switzerland. Their name is derived from the forest known as Gruyeres whose timber was once used to fuel the heat of the copper cauldrons used to make the cheese in. More Comté is produced than any other cheese in France, and each cheese must pass a strict grading system which is controlled by the AOC regulations.
It takes more than 500L of milk – the daily production of 30 cows – to make one wheel of Comté.
*AOC = Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée