With small, scattered holes called "eyes," Comté has an intriguing, complex flavor that can include hints of apricot, chocolate, butter, cream, hazelnuts and toast. Enjoy Comté in cubes, on a sandwich, melted in fondue, or grated and sprinkled on your favorite dishes. Any way you like it, serve Comté with a dry white or light red wine.
Origin Franche-Comté, France
Production & Aging Aged at least 4 months; can be 6 to 12 or even 18 months
Appearance Hard, yellow-brownish rind with a firm and supple paste
Taste & Texture Hard with scattered holes, a creamy, pale paste with a nutty, fruity and sweet flavor
Wine Pairing Suggestions Beaujolais
Beer Pairing Suggestions Double IPA, German Pilsner, IPA
Similar Cheeses Abondance, Beaufort