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A somewhat smaller wheel than its cousins Comté and Beaufort, Abondance has a similar grassy aroma and a sharp, nutty flavor. On a grilled cheese sandwich or in fondue, Abondance goes well with dry white or fruity red wines.

recipes featuring Abondance

Origin Savoie, France

Production & Aging Molded and pressed, aging varies from 3 to 9 months

Appearance Hard, golden-brown rind with a pale yellow paste

Taste & Texture A smooth, medium-hard paste and a complex, fruity flavor with hints of nuts

Wine Pairing Suggestions Chablis, Gamay, Pinot Noir

Similar Cheeses Beaufort, Comté



  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese


  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4