This most distinguished of Jura's cheeses is dotted with small holes and has a characteristic hazelnut flavor. The Comté cheese is made without any artificial ingredients, using traditional methods in the small cheese dairy factories called "fruitieres". To reach its best flavor, it is aged for 4 to 12 months in cool cellars. 500 liters of milk are needed to produce one round of Comté cheese with a weight of about 40 Kg.
It gives an exceptional taste to some dishes and is used in many different regional recipes such as Fondue, gratins, salads.
Comté Cheese and Wine
It is one of the rare cheeses that can be enjoyed with either red or white wines, such as Jura wines, but it is best enjoyed when accompanied with Jura's "Vin Jaune".