Aged Comté

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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

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Jannette says …

This beautiful French cheese is one of my favourites. With its extended ageing it has a deep caramel and subtle almond taste.

The Nitty Gritty

Style
Hard

Milk

Cow

Pasteurisation

Unpasteurised

Vegetarian

No

Country of Origin

Frânche-Comté, France

Strength

Strong

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Tasting notes

Wine pairing with Aged Comté

Aged Comté is a cheese that boldly matches a red wine. Our wine expert, Katie Goodchild from Heritage Wines recommends Bordeaux as a popular choice, with a wine suggestion from Bordeaux's Right Bank, Saint-Émilion - 

“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."

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