In May 2011 I had the privilege of visiting the Fort St Antoine in the Jura region of France to see wheels of Comte being aged. In the nearly 8 years I've been selling cheese, not other experience has come close to being as remarkable as this one. Comte is a phenomenal cheese. It is for snacking, cooking, fondue, cheese trays, picnics. At our shop we stock two different age profiles all year round and during the holidays months we are fortunate to receive an allocation of highly sought after extra aged wheels (appearing in our cheese cases very soon).

If you have never tried Comte this is your opportunity, we think you will discover a cheese friend for life and a new staple in your refrigerator.

Below: Wheels of Comte aging in an ancient Fort. Below that a picture of the founder of Essex St Cheese, the late Daphne Zepos.