Comté cheese is a hard raw milk cow’s cheese from Eastern France. The cheese is made in large round discs. The fromagerie will often have a half or quarter round from which they will cut you a slice as wide or as narrow as you would like. Today we did a comparison of two Comtés. One was from our local fromagerie. One was from our local grocery store.
Both cheeses were hard but creamy. The Comté from the fromagerie was slightly older (6-12) months and had a more nutty flavor. The Comté from the store was younger and had a fresher more “grassy” flavor. Both were excellent. In France, even the grocery stores have excellent cheese.