Cooking with Comte (French Gruyere)

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So you bought some comte and you’re not quite sure what to do with it. Allow us to help! Comte is a rich but versatile cheese. It’s delicious on a charcuterie board, and because it’s a great melting cheese, it’s ideal for cooking too. Check out the recipes below for some comte cooking inspiration!

NOTE: All of these recipes call for gruyere, not comte?! Comte and gruyere cheese follow the same recipe and aging process (essentially, they are the same cheese). The difference is where they are made. Cheese must follow very strict guidelines, and you can’t call your gruyere “comte” unless it was made in the Comte region of France, so comte is often called “French Gruyere”. Most traditional gruyere is made in Gruyere, Switzerland. Aside from place, these cheeses are essentially twins. Feel free to use them interchangeably.

Classic French Onion Soup

French onion soup is irresistible in the winter months. It has all the sweet, salty, umami flavors we crave. You’ll find French onion soups topped with all kinds of different cheeses—parmesan, gouda, Swiss, and more—but the rich, nutty flavor of gruyere takes this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen up a notch.

Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? This Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwich from The Chunky Chef lives up to the hype. Caramelized onions, melty gruyere, and rosemary butter make this a 5-star comfort food well-suited for special occasion dinners and weekend lunches alike.

French Onion Chicken

Omg…this French Onion Chicken by Platings + Pairings might be the best one-skillet chicken dish ever (yeah, we said it!). It’s the perfect indulgent meal for a special occasion, but it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight. And you can’t beat a one-skillet clean up!

Creamy Gruyere Spaghetti for Two

This Gruyere Spaghetti from Girl Gone Gourmet is the ultimate comfort food and it comes together in less than 30 minutes. Herbs de Provence and melty gruyere are a match made in heaven! We don’t recommend this one for leftovers (the sauce doesn’t hold up well reheated), but we doubt you’ll have any anyway 😉