Friday, May 20, 2011
Comté cheese country
I've spent the last two days in the Jura mountains finding out all about Comté cheese. The feature will appear in Decanter but I just thought I'd post some pictures of the area which is absolutely stunning.
As you can see (above) the cows look ridiculously happy as well they might with this kind of pasture.
Which translates into this fragrant hay which feeds the animals during the winter
This is a typical dairy or fruitière which is co-owned by the farmers
The cheesemaker testing the consistency of the curds - still done by hand
Cheeses after a couple of weeks of maturation
And after a couple of years . . .
Et voila! Comté cheese.