Comté cheese

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Allumette de Comté

Comté (also called Gruyère de Comté) is an AOP and AOC French cheese made from unpasteurised cows' milk in eastern France.

Comté has the highest production figures of all French AOC cheeses, making around 40,000 tonnes annually. Its name is French for 'county', and is named after the Franche-Comté region.

The cheese is made in flat circular discs, each between 40 centimetres (16 in) and 70 centimetres (28 in) in diameter, and around 10 centimetres (4 in) in height. Each weighs up to 50 kilograms (110 lb). The fat content is around 45%. When sold in very small pieces, it is known as Allumette de Comté.

The rind is usually a dusty-brown colour, and the internal pâte is a pale creamy yellow. The texture is relatively hard and flexible, and the taste is mild, slightly sweet, and 'nutty'.

No grated cheese may be sold under the Comté name.

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Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Comté cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Comté cheese.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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