Comté is an emblematic cheese of the Jura mountains. It has been produced in the Franche-Comté dairy farms since the 11e century. Called Vachelin at that time, it was used as a guard cheese during the long Jura winters. One wheel of Comté cheese was enough to feed a whole family. Comté is very similar to Swiss Gruyère; the real difference being that the Swiss allow their cheeses to go to market after only three months, whereas Comté is rarely aged for less than six months and is often aged as long as a year or two (or more!).
You can eat Comté (without the rind) absolutely anytime, and any way. Whether you melt it, cube it, or julienne it, know that Comté is a classic. It is as appropriate with salami and bread for a quick lunch as it is as an elegant after-dinner treat.
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