In the thickly forested mountains of Eastern France, winters are long, the food is hearty, and Comté cheese is eaten with a sweet wine that, astonishingly, tastes like walnuts.
They know what they're doing. The cheese is rich, bold, intense. The walnuts are barely bitter, something the figs do their best to balance. Comté and fig walnut confit form a luscious pair, guaranteed to keep you and your lover snug as the chill seeps in the windows.
I recommend them without reservation on a midnight grilled cheese sandwich.
A half pound of Comté and a jar of fig and walnut confit come nestled in our fun, illustrated gift box.