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Comté Marcel Petite Gourmandise

Comté Marcel Petite Gourmandise

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Key Data:

  • Type of Milk: Raw cow's milk
  • Origen: Francia, Alpes franceses
  • Texture: Semi-hard pressed paste, very fine and melting
  • Flavor Profile: It can present flavors from melted butter, hazelnuts and caramel or aromas of toast, sweet and creamy

Description

Comté Marcel Petite Gourmandise is a pressed semi-hard cheese, made exclusively from raw cow's milk in the French Alps. This cheese is produced from the milk of cows of the Montbéliarde and Simmental breeds, which feed on natural grasses in summer and hay in winter. The Comté is characterized by its enormous wheels that can weigh up to 40 kilos, using more than 400 liters of milk to produce a single wheel. During its production, the milk is heated to 54°C for 60 minutes and then pressed, before maturing in cellars for between 10 and 13 months.

Awards/Certifications

  • First French cheese to obtain the AOC mark in 1958
  • Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) since 1996

Tasting Notes

The Comté offers a diverse flavor experience, from notes of melted butter, hazelnuts and caramel, to aromas of toast. Its texture is fine and melting, with a sweet and creamy flavor profile that varies seasonally, showing more fruity touches in summer and a nutty aftertaste in winter.

Pairing Suggestions

This cheese pairs well with artisan breads, fresh and dried fruits, and a glass of dry white wine or a light red wine. It is also ideal to enjoy on cheese boards or melted in dishes such as fondues and gratins.

Ingredients

• Raw cow's milk
• Natural rennet
• Lactic bacteria
• Shall

Storage Instructions

Store cheese wrapped in wax paper or parchment paper in the refrigerator. Take it out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature before serving for the best flavor.

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