This Comté Vieux AOC is matured for 18 months, twice as long as standard Comte. Longer maturation gives this nutty cheese additional sweetness and depth of flavour. The texture is firmer too with a studding of salt crystals that adds a delicate crunch. Made in Franche-Comté in the Jura mountains, our Comté Vieux AOC is made from the raw milk of Montbéliarde cows in accordance with strict AOC regulations. Read more
This beautiful French cheese is one of my favourites. With its extended ageing it has a deep caramel and subtle almond taste.
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“As a general rule the wines from this sub-region of Bordeaux are less tannic, more fruity and approachable at a younger age. This is mainly because Merlot is dominant in this area, compared to a higher number of Cabernet Sauvignon plantings on the Left Bank.
Notes of ripe cherry, blackberry, clove, vanilla and mocha make Baron de Boutisse Saint-Emillion Grand Cru 2016 (Majestic Wine, £20) an ideal wine match for a strong cheese like Aged Comté. Silky, smooth tannins and four years ageing (12 months in oak) result in a lighter mouth-feel, without overpowering the cheese.
I extended my cheese tasting into dinner and rustled up a bowl of French onion soup with melted Comté. I tend to avoid wine and soup - too much liquid - however, for a quick and enjoyable autumnal dinner this was a very pleasant pairing indeed."