Beaufort is protected name of origin (AOC) cheese from the Savoie region in France. It is a semi-firm, full-flavored mountain cheese that is often compared to Gruyere and Comte. It has a yellowish brown rind, creamy yet firm texture with a nutty flavor and a grassy aroma. This cheese is is a great substitution of Swiss cheeses for fondue. There are three types of Beaufort:

  • Beaufort
  • Beaufort d'ete (Summer Beaufort - milk from June through October)
  • Beaufort d'alpage (made on alpine chalets with the milk of a local herd)

Country: France
Region: Savoie, South Eastern France
Texture: Semi-Firm
Type of Milk: Cow
Aging Time: Minimum 6 Months
Pasteurized: No