Comté is a cheese of concentrated flavour, with brown-butter and roasted-nut aromas and a sweet finish.
Jura wines from Comté's home region are a classic pairing for this unique cheese, but other wines that have some texture and are of comparable intensity also enhance Comté's unique flavour characteristics; a Palo Cortado or off-dry Amontillado sherry from Spain are perfect.
Explore the flavours
There are no less than 83 flavours that can be encountered when tasting Comté. We've created a flavour wheel to make recognising them as easy as possible and they're grouped into six aromatic families: milk, fruit, roasted, plant, animal and spice.
And, because of its ability to melt easily it can be added to all sorts of mouth watering recipes and not just saved for the cheese board.
Comté on the Road
We love a good food festival and we recently shared the Comté love at Blackheath Foodies Festival! We shared three delicious ages of Comté to food lovers in the South East of London, which went down marvellously as people relaxed in the Summer sun. In a few months we will be at Taste of Winter,….
The Voyage de Fromage
In July, we took a group of fabulous journalists and bloggers to explore the wonderful world of Comté in the Jura Massif region of France. They were lucky enough to experience the entire process of the making of Comté, from watching the cows out on the pasture and being milked, to observing the cheese being….
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