Its fragrance evokes the sunny meadows of summer, subtle and charming in every way.
As early as the Middle Ages, the harshness of the Jura’s long winters prompted men to transform milk into a long-life cheese that would meet the needs of an entire family throughout the cold season. Comté is now produced in cheese dairies or fruitières.
We only work with a few selected fruitières, all in the Haut-Doubs region, their “reserved” millstones then slumbering for many months under the vaults of Fort Saint-Antoine. The Comté we offer is the quintessential mature cheese, to be enjoyed at the peak of its expression. Few cheeses can lay claim to such patience; most will only age, while a select few will truly mature.
In fact, our Comté Réserve is usually enjoyed between 18 and 26 months of age, generally in the spring or summer months, with a beautiful yellow paste under a rind that is beginning to lose its smooth finish. Its fragrance evokes the sunny meadows of summer, subtle and charming in every way. In the mouth, the dough is initially straight, then supple, even brioche-like after a short time. The notes are buttery and floral, with a hint of cream and hazelnut.
However, it’s difficult to establish a specific framework for all its flavors, as each wheel is unique, as befits a truly artisanal product.