Comté Saint Antoine PDO
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Cow. Rennet. Unpasteurised.
One of the most popular cheeses in France and deservedly so.
It looks, smells and tastes of alpine hillsides... the colour varies from golden yellow to brown depending upon the conditions of the cellar in which it is matured. It is a cheese with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) which amongst other things signifies that it has to be made with raw milk from the regional cows fed on the pastures of the Jura, and has to be matured for at least four months.
A delightful length and depth of flavour; sweet caramelised onion, rich nuttiness and even some more savoury meaty and vegetal notes. The texture is creamy, dense and smooth with an occasional protein crystal crunch.
St Antoine is very special among all other Comtés, made in small batches using the traditional methods followed by maturation the caves of Fort St. Antoine, where it's aged a minimum of 14 months
Pairs with Belgian beers beautifully, especially the fabulous Westmalle Dubbel. Also matches with a wide range of red and white wines.
At the Christmas table, we would recommend this outstanding Portuguese Vinha Grande Douro by Casa Ferreirinha
Available as 150g, 250g, 350g and 500g pieces.
CHEESE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION OR LOCAL DELIVERY. We do not deliver chilled goods nationally.