My husband believes this to be the best cheese in the world and chooses it constantly, but for me Ossau Iraty is top of the hard cheeses ... and who knows what other even more irresistible hard-cheese offerings are to come? Then there are Colston Bassett's Stilton, Brillat Savarin and all those other excellent not-hard cheeses. But he insists ... and I do enjoy the odd morsel he allows me.
Choosing THE BEST cheese is like asking us to choose our favourite child (it's the middle one but don't tell the other two okay?). We do see where your husband is coming from. Comté is a classic cheese from one of France's most respected affineurs. But then again we can't imagine a world without Ossau Iraty either.
We're just glad that we don't have to choose - buy them both! and Brillat Savarin and Stilton and ...
Marcel Petite is one of France's most respected affineurs and it's clear he knows what he's doing. Did you know, it takes more than 500L of milk – the daily production of 30 cows – to make one wheel of Comté? Thanks for taking the time to write a review.