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Making Cheese on the Comté Trail in the French Jura

Comte Cheese“Comté began from necessity, not luxury. The Jura winters are brutal, snowy, and long. Comté preserved milk into hearty wheels that could feed villages for many months. Farmers led their herds up the mountains in the summer to take advantage of the short season of green grass and plentiful blossoms, then returned to lower-altitude pastures when the first frosts came.”

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