For our November Cheese of the Month, we are excited to introduce a cheese from the renowned Essex St. Cheese Company. Essex St. is a company that selects and imports a small range of classic and iconic cheeses. When we first tried their cheeses, we knew we had found some amazing products to introduce to our customers. So we thought what better way to kick off our partnership with this great company than by having their flagship cheese, Comte, as our November Cheese of the Month?

Comte Close Up

As Essex St. claims on their website, their company was built upon the great character of Comte, a classic French mountain-style cheese made in giant 70 pound wheels. Each wheel of Comte is hand selected from the caves at Marcel Petite Fort St. Antoine. Essex St. aims for a certain “everyday perfection” in their Comte wheels. What makes these wheels of Comte so good is an amazing balance of flavors- toasty, sweet, nutty and fruity with just the right amount of salt.

Essex St Comte

Amy & I are excited both about this beautiful 70 pound wheel of cheese and about getting in a good upper arm workout.

And what makes this cheese even better is its amazing versatility- it is excellent for melting in a fondue, cooking in a grilled cheese, topping off a quiche, pairing with a great sparkling wine, or simply eaten on its own as a snack. There are unlimited possibilities with such a great cheese. As the holidays approach, keep our Cheese of the Month in mind for your favorite holiday dish, as a part of a great cheese plate, or just a quick & delicious snack during your busy fall schedule! We will be offering this amazing cheese at the harebrained price of $23/lb (usually $26).