Comté

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What did the Comté wedge say to the crafty microbrew? “Comté papa.”

With small, scattered holes called "eyes," Comté has an intriguing, complex flavor that can include hints of apricot, chocolate, butter, cream, hazelnuts and toast. Enjoy Comté in cubes, on a sandwich, melted in fondue, or grated and sprinkled on your favorite dishes. Any way you like it, serve Comté with a dry white or light red wine.

Origin Franche-Comté, France

Production & Aging Aged at least 4 months; can be 6 to 12 or even 18 months

Appearance Hard, yellow-brownish rind with a firm and supple paste

Taste & Texture Hard with scattered holes, a creamy, pale paste with a nutty, fruity and sweet flavor

Wine Pairing Suggestions Beaujolais

Beer Pairing Suggestions Double IPA, German Pilsner, IPA

Similar Cheeses Abondance, Beaufort

Recipes Featuring Comté

Autumn Salad
Baked Spring Vegetable Omelette
Comté Fries
Comte Grilled Cheese
Zucchini Risotto

Videos Featuring Comté

Supreme Soufflé with Comté
Comte Grilled Cheese