Comté Cheese

Flavorful Comté Cheese: fruity, nutty, salty, savory, smokey, sweet!


Comté is a French cheese produced in the Jura Massif region of Eastern France. The unpasteurised cow's milk used is mainly from Montbeliarde Cattle or French simmental (or cross breeds of the two). This hard mountain cheese is matured to perfection in the silence and darkness of special caves where the cheese gets its unique taste, texture and colour. There are several maturing cellars in the region where Comté is ripened for a minimum of 4 months to 18 or 24 months. A few times, Comté gets its name from the cellar where it has ripened such as Comté Fort Saint-Antoine.

  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Region: Jura Massif

  • Type: semi-hard, artisan

  • Fat content: 45%

  • Texture: dense, firm, grainy, open, smooth and supple

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: fruity, nutty, salty, savory, smokey, sweet

  • Aroma: nutty

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Anthony Rowcliffe & Son Ltd, Entremont, FROMAGERIES ARNAUD, President Cheese

  • Alternative spellings: Comté, Comte Fort Saint Antoine, Comté extra