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The Best Hard Cheese in France, is GASP, from Switzerland [moved from France]

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The Best Hard Cheese in France, is GASP, from Switzerland [moved from France]

Delucacheesemonger | Apr 18, 2011 02:32 AM

For years l have been extolling the 4 year Comte from both Dubois in Paris and the similarly aged one from Monsieur Antony in Alsace. They are superlative cheeses, rich in flavor with an excess of 'grana' and texture like candy. Well guys, there is a new gunslinger in town. Last night at a dinner of chowhounds, there was served a Gruyere des Alpages. Cows fed on only spring pastures, it is a similar story to Beaufort des Alpages from the French side of the Alps mountains. This cheese was a revelation, what l sell in the USA is a 2 year cave aged gruyere that now has exited my fav cheese list to be replaced by this worthy newcomer. It is everything a cheese should be and rarely is. This specimen was purchased at Beillevaire on rue des Martyrs in the 9th and was the most expensive cheese l have seen in Paris, but worth it.

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