Cheese Information

Comtomme

Cheesemaker

Fromagerie la Station de Compton

Origin

Estrie, Quebec, Canada

Milk Type

Unpastuerized

Animal

Cow

Rind

Washed

Firmness

Semi-Firm

About

The Comtomme cheese is produced a family farm at the Fromagerie la Station de la Compton, by a mother and son cheese-making team! Comtomme is made from organic raw milk and is aged for 90 to 150 days on wood boards. The cheese is produced from only purebred Holstein cows. The name refers to the town of Compton, which is where the fromagerie gets its name, as well as to the type of cheese: the tomme.

Taste Notes

Comtomme is a very subtle, refined washed rind cheese. The rind is copper-coloured and the interior gives way to a smooth, golden ivory paste. The aroma is fruity and creamy, smelling of apples and butter. Take a bite – the texture is smooth, and melts quickly over the tongue into a thick cream which is not sticky. The flavours not overwhelming yet they are complex and interesting. The sweet, fruity aromas translate into the nice flavour that makes the cheese perfect for featuring on cheese boards, or for eating as a snack.

Pairings

This cheese is excellent served on a platter or used in a raclette (a traditional melted dish). Try pairing with an apple cider, or a warm, spicy liqueur!

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