Comte 'Marcel Petite' Reserve
The story of Comté is one of men deeply attached to their centuries-old heritage of cheesemaking and to their remarkable land in the Jura Mountains. For five generations, the Petite family refined their particular method of aging and caring for Comté.
Like wine and spirits Masters, the Marcel Petite cellar Masters are subtly leading the affinage of each Comté wheel by searching continuously for its best expression. In the spirit of Marcel Petite, they use all of their senses to bring about the finest Comté.
Interdependent farmers, cheese makers, and affineurs do their utmost every day to carry on the values of this cheese and bring it from the mountains to your table: a traditional production model based on lifelong exchanges, respect, and trust.
Comté Reserve is matured for 18 months minimum in the Fort Saint Antoine, a defunct military fort in a forest of Haut Doubs, at 3,600 feet altitude: the perfect place to aged Comté in its natural environment, near the mountain cheese dairies where it’s made.
Origin Jura, France
Type half-cooked, pressed, artisan
Milk unpasteurised cow's milk
Texture smooth, firm