France – Comté Gruyere & Morbier

Episode 2, from Season 2

Comté Gruyere is one of the most popular cheeses in France, and has been for around 700 years! It is also the most important cheese made under the strict French appellation system. In this episode, Will traces the important link between farmer, cheese maker and affineur (ripener) before visiting the old fort of Saint Antoine, where 60,000 crusty wheels are matured underground. Then it’s off to a small farm to discover how Comté’s close cousin, Morbier, acquired its black stripe.

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