Product: This Comte AOP made by La famille Sancey-Richard selected and aged by Fromagerie Beillevaire. The Comte has a brown natural rind. The paste is yellow sprinkled with white hues - the milk protein crystallized by the maturation. The texture is buttery and the flavors are rich and intense. You will get some roasted coffee aroma or a touch of dry fruits.
To comply with Comte specifications, the breed of cows used are Montbeliarde or Simental. The Comte is a pressed and cooked cheese. It is unpasteurized but suitable for pregnant women. Beillevaire ages the cheeses in their own Cellar at Vieu D'Izenav with a consistent and high humidity level of 95% and consistent temperature of 12 to 13 degrees Celsius all year long.
Producer: Beillevaire is a French producer, affineur, cheesemonger : discover their unique “savoir-faire” through our cheeses and dairy products.
Pascal Beillevaire, who was born and raised on his parents’ dairy farm in the Marais Vendéen, dreamed of blending two of his dearest passions: trade and agriculture. He began selling cream, butter and some other dairy products in the local markets around Machecoul. Many years of hard work and dedication have transformed the family dairy farm into Beillevaire Dairy – a respectable cheese maker, affineur and distributor.
Stuff to consider: unpasteurized, lactose