Comte Elegance AOP Aged 6-9 Months
In the heart of the Jura mountains, Fromagerie Marcel Petite has been dedicated to maturing Comté cheeses of exceptional taste for more than five generations.
French cheesemonger Marcel Petite first conceived of his philosophy in the 1960’s during an era that favoured over-manipulation of agricultural practices. He engaged the company in organic farming and allowed nature, place and season to guide their refining process.
Specializing in the slow, cool maturation of Comté, Marcel Petite coaxes out the complexity and nuance from the ripening wheels in their special cellars. One is located in the defunct Fort St. Antoine in the forest of Haut Doubs, at 3600 feet altitude; the other is in Granges Narboz, the brick and wood cellars of the village bearing the same name. When selecting a wheel, the Marcel Petite Cellar Master considers four key criteria: delicacy, subtlety, intensity and depth of flavour. The ripening age is an indicator, but not the main criterion of selection.
This young Comté from Granges Narboz is aged between six to nine months and has been chosen for its elegance of flavour. With a sweet and moist texture and fruity taste reminiscent of a ripe peach, this cheese is perfect for nibbling.