I love that there is a whole board just for cheese now! Haven't updated my profile for a while but I am a professional Cheesmonger for a retail chain notorious for the percentage of your paycheck you'll leave with us... but I digress.
There was a great post a month back from HillJ about learning Cheese terms- much of which came from Wisconsin's excellent site. Here's another:
Comte is a D.O.P. Alpine cheese from France, quite similar to Gruyere but distinct in both flavor and texture (more nutty, less earthy/sweet). They have one of the most informative websites I've found on how to understand cheese especially the following Flavor/aroma chart:
I love that thing! I refer to it when I encounter a new cheese.
Share and enjoy! (great recipes, too!)