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Beaufort Info

Beaufort, Comte & Abondance

The three cheeses (Abondance, Beaufort, and Comte) have all evolved due to the need to make a few large cheeses from a collective community herd high in the mountains (Alpage) during the summer months.

Due to high temperature scalding, the elastic curds are made dry for a long aging and to accommodate traveling and the rough journey down into the valley markets. They are all quite similar but do have defining differences in size, process temperatures, and even the cultures used.