Set up by Jason Hinds of Neal’s Yard Dairy and Dominic Coyte in 2003 The Borough Cheese Company sells only one cheese: the French mountain cheese, Comte. In order to get the best Comte they travel to the Franche-Comte every five to six weeks, where they visit Fort St. Antoine home of Marcel Petite, affineurs of Comte cheese to select their cheese. Comte is a hard cows’ milk cheese made in the Franche-Comte region of Eastern France. It is made in small dairies called ‘fruitieres’; a cooperative of local farmers who supply the milk and employ the cheesemaker but do not have the space to mature the cheese themselves. Comte cannot be sold younger than 4 months and the best is over 12 so ‘affineurs’ (matures) like Marcel Petite, supply the space and conditions necessary to carry on the process of ripening.