Comté is made in wheels that weigh over 40 kg,
and it is a tradition that is now almost a thousand years old.
Written accounts of ‘fructeries’ were even found from as early as the 13th century. ‘Fructeries’? It’s not a typo, we assure you. This is the ancient French term used for today’s ‘fruitières’ (dairy farms). Where did this term ‘fruitières’ come from? There’s a simple explanation: the farmers came together and formed a cooperative for the production of Comté. They needed 400 litres of milk per wheel! Their venture was ‘fruitful’ thanks to everyone’s individual contribution. It’s all about solidarity and working together!
Finally, let’s give credit where credit is due and go and visit the official Comté website to unveil all the secrets of this fabulous cheese.