At Formaggio Kitchen, Comté is an obsession. Formally known as Gruyѐre de Comté, we often offer more than five age profiles of this deliciously complex cheese. From the younger Comté Melodie at 9 months to the very special Extra Grand Cru, which we receive only twice a year, each age offers a wide range of flavors from fruity and silky to savory and punctuated with crystallized proteins.
If we were to nail down a sweet spot for this wide range of Comté, it would be the highly guarded "Le Fort" wheels which are aged from 16 to 18 months. Le Fort is marked by a smooth, creamy texture, and a dense, sweet flavor with hints of fennel, onion and sometimes cocoa butter.
If you'd like to try it, be sure to enter our contest (link in bio) for a chance to win one of our all-time favorite cheeses along with an Ox Horn Cheese Knife from Saladini. Contest ends today!