If you love big, fruity wines, chances are you’ll fall chin-over-stilettos for Comté. It’s a big fruity cheese, and it pairs well with everything this time of year – nuts, sherry, even fruitcake.
Imagine a buttery Gruyere with sweet, nutty notes and a smooth toffee finish. This is the kind of cheese that changes people – once you have tried Comté, you will never settle for a mediocre brick. It is, in a word, stargasmic.
Comté – rhymes with enchanté – is also reliable. The production of this Alpine cheese is highly regulated in France, so it’s next to impossible to buy a bad wedge. The makers use milk from special Montbéliard cattle, and every wheel is tested for quality.
One reason I love Comté: it can dance with sweet or savory partners. Here are a few of my favorite little numbers:
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