From Franche-Comte, it is the biggest selling cheese in France, over 40% eat it every year with over 50,000 tonnes produced annually. It takes 530 litres of milk to make one 45kg wheel of cheese. Affinage is a minimum of 90 days. Comte is an AOC cheese with very strict grading, any that do not make the grade get sold as French Gruyere. It has a mild sweetness with a nuttiness around the rind.