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Cheesemaker at Fruitiere of Bouverans performs a clean break test on curd that will become comte cheese

Comte cheese may not be a household word in the United States, but every Frenchman and woman is intimately familiar with this semi-hard cheese from the Franche-Comté region in Eastern France....

The surface of these 24-month old wheels of cheese at Affineur Vagne in Poligny, France is dark brown and mottled

Ask any Frenchman to name his favorite cheeses and Comté will almost always be near the top of his list. To a large degree, however, the rest of the world doesn’t...

Montbeliarde cow in the fields surrounding Poligny, France. The Montbeliard is one of only two breeds whose milk is allowed to be used in the production of France's famous Comte cheese.

I came face to face with this giant Montbeliarde cow at the fruitère (dairy farm) of Marie Roy in Poligny, France. I was curious why she was the only cow who...

Harder cheeses are displayed in one case at Fromagerie Deruelle gourmet cheese shop in Bordeaux, France

I'd been introduced to French cheeses some weeks earlier by my friends, Jean-Luc and Sabine Perrotin. We were enjoying dinner at their home near Paris one evening when Jean-Luc told me...

I’m thinking pancakes. It’s not my normal breakfast  – most days I just scarf down some fruit and a cup of coffee. But pancakes have been calling to me lately. Perhaps...