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Comté and Orange Zest

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Method

  1. Remove the zest from one orange using a peeler, making sure to avoid picking up any of the white pith which can be bitter.
  2. Allow the zest to preserve by placing it in a mixture made up of 250ml of water, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of vinegar and leave to rest until the liquid has become translucent. Once preserved, drain the zest and allow to dry, then cut into fine strips.
  3. Finally place a thin sliver of orange zest onto a piece of Comté (select a milder Comté to ensure it isn’t too overpowering). You will be pleasantly surprised at how just a small slice of orange zest enhances and compliments the flavour of the cheese. This makes a surprising, but ultimately delicious accompaniment to Comté cheese and would make a lovely dinner party canapé or light snack.

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