The Production of Comté Milk
Step into the Comté fields and meet the dairy farmers and cows who provide the milk for Comté. Learn about the region’s terroir and why it’s so important to the flavor of the cheese.
From the delivery of the milk to the local dairies, or fruitières, to heating the milk in large copper vats, checking the curds and forming the molds, see how the Comté wheels are made.
Comté is aged in special aging cellars for at least 4 months, and often 12-18 months or even longer. Meet a cellar master, or affineur, and learn how the aging process influences the flavour, texture, appearance and aromas of Comté.