Comte 18-23mnths - 150g
Comte was the first cheese to be cooperatively made, a practice dating back to the 12th century. This Comte is matured by Rivoire Jacquemin in Lons le Saunier, Franche-Comte.
They keep their young cheeses warm for the first week of their maturation to awaken the propionic bacteria which develop warm nutty flavours in the aged cheese. The cheeses then move to cool, slow-ripening temperatures for long maturation.
The Comte we stock is aged between 18-24 months, at this stage, the texture is lightly crystalline & they have a caramel, buttery quality that evolves into a rich hazelnut flavour.
Made with raw cow's milk and animal rennet
Franche-Comte, Eastern France.