The Borough Cheese Company


About The Borough Cheese Company

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.

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