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20 Photo Comte Holiday Wreath

Happy Holidays Wreath

From Jessica Lawrenz at @mongermoldandmilk

This dashing holiday Comté wreath revels in good tidings and cheer! With a traditional mix of spices and flavors, it will definitely delight Santa or Scrooge. Loads of fresh Comté complimented by figs, elderberries and dried cranberries. Accented by cinnamon sticks, gingerbread cookies, fresh sage, bay leaves, marjoram and, of course, firesticks!

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Comté Christmas Cheese Board

Comté Christmas Cheese Board   Author: Cured and Cultivated www.curedandcultivated.com @curedandcultivated Serves: Up to 12 Print   Ingredients Cheeses: 8 oz Comté aged 8 months 8 oz Comté aged 24 months 8 oz Comté aged 36 months 1 (7 oz) Dorothy’s Comeback Brie 1 (4 oz) Marin French Triple Cream Brie 1 (0.9 oz) Ile de France Petite Brie Cured meats: 4 oz Prosciutto, thinly sliced 4 oz Sweet Coppa, thinly sliced 4 oz Toscano salami, sliced in rounds Accompaniments: ¼ cup Castelvetrano olives ¼ cup fig jam Heaping handful of walnuts Fig & Olive Crisps (Trader Joe’s) crackers ¾ baguette, sliced Garnishes: Sugared cranberries (see recipe below) 2 cups...
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Comté & Cocktail Cheese Board

Comté & Cocktail Cheese Board   Author: Madame Fromage Print   Madame Fromage (@mmefromage), a cheese educator and author of three cocktail books, shows you how to host a Comté tasting with a special drink. Her pairing involves a historic Alabazam cocktail featuring Armagnac, France’s oldest distilled spirit. The flavor notes in the drink pair beautifully with the nutty, caramel notes in Comté. The three ages of Comté paired here are: 4 months, 12 months and 24 months. Alabazam Cocktail This bitters-forward cocktail can be traced back to the Criterion Bar in London, the spot where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first imagined Sherlock Holmes. The recipe originally...
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Holiday Cheese Board

  Holiday Cheese Board   Author: Laura Nelling @cheeseboardandchill Print   Laura of Cheeseboard and Chill loves entertaining friends and family while sharing a delicious and beautiful cheeseboard together, especially around the holidays. She uses little touches to elevate her board like garnishing with sprigs of rosemary or other fresh herbs, and made this holiday board extra special by using mini cookie cutters to make fun shapes with the cheese. Building and eating the board together is an activity the whole family can enjoy! Ingredients 1-2 Wedges of Comté (portion 4-5 ounces/cheese per guest), sliced 2 Types of charcuterie meats (portion 4-5 ounces/meat per...