Comté (Beillevaire) is a French cheese produced in the Jura Massif region of Eastern France. It is the most popular cheeses in France with around 40,000 tones of annual production. Considered one of the finest cheeses in the world, a wedge of Comte reveals a pale yellow interior and a texture that can vary from silky and smooth to grainy.
Aged for around 3 years, this cheese develops crispy crystals called, Tyrosine and it's flavour is much stronger than 24 month Comte. At this age, the Comte is definitely for a particular taste and will not please all palettes.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Jura Massif
Source of milk: Raw Cow's Milk
Texture: dense, firm, smooth and supple
Flavour: fruity, nutty, salty, savory, tangy, sweet
Aging time: Minimum 30 months
Serving suggestion: From breakfast to an aperitif or cheese platter, to mouth watering gratins, soufflés and sauces, Comté brings a delicate savory note to all culinary moments of the day!