Saturday, 25 August 2012
CHEESE OF THE DAY: MATURE COMTE
After one of our favourite celebrity tweets - Mr Rick Stien - tweeted us to say he loved comte (http://themightycheeseboard.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/celebricheese-rick-stein.html) we thought we'd best go out and get some to taste and feature on cheese of the day - so here it is!!!
Saw some nice looking Mature Comte in our local cheeseshop (www.cheesehamlet.com) so promptly purchased some! Its a hard, slightly sweet, slightly nutty flavoured cheese - and its got the odd nice crunchy crystalised bits in it (bit like a very mature cheddar gets).
Comte is a cheese from the Franche-Comte region of East France and has to follow some rigourous guidelines to be allowed to bear the name Comte. One of the particular rules is that only milk from Montbeliarede cattle is permitted and each cow must have at least 1 hecrare of grazing! Mooooooo!