Comte la Couronne
|Place of Origin||Jura Alps, France
|Milk Type||Cow's Milk|
|Wine Pairing||Perfect with a well rounded Chablis, a gusty Chardonnay or lighter style of red wine like a Pinot or Grenache.|
If I were to eat only one cheese for the rest of my life, it would be this. The milk for this cheese is sourced from the Jura Alps, where happy cows graze freely on grass, flowers and herbs high in the mountains. Comte is a semi-hard alpine style with a simple but elegant character. Think caramelised butter, roasted nuts and a grassy aroma that lingers in a floral and mineral finish. The texture is smooth and supple with a gentle hint of crystallisation. The 'Couronne' (crown) is a grading status for wheels that are awarded the highest quality by a panel of judging specialists (yes, a real job). Wheels of Comte are graded on quality rather than age, producer or brand.
Picnic Size | Approx 150g | Ideal for 2-3 people
Platter Size | Approx 250g | Ideal for entertaining small groups
Party Size | Approx 500g | Ideal for entertaining larger groups
|Ordering cheese online||
Fine cheese is highly perishable and seasonal, so buying person when possible is best. Read our buying guide here for tips from our cheesemonger.
When ordering online, sizes are approximate for cheeses cut from the wheel. As such, prices may differ slightly from purchasing in store. If the cheese you have ordered is not available or not in peak condition, our cheesemonger will be in touch to arrange a suitable substitute. You can also call the store on 4655 4336 prior to placing an order for guidance from our team.
We deliver cheese using insulated boxes sent via express post. We can deliver to metro areas in NSW, VIC & QLD. We cannot deliver to rural areas where express post takes multiple days to arrive, or to WA, SA, NT or TAS. We dispatch cold orders Tuesday-Thursday only. Most deliveries will take place within 1-2 days.
Express Shipping rates (including a chiller box) are as follows:
Comte la Couronne