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Nicki Sizemore is a food stylist, video host, and cooking instructor with over a decade of experience in the food and wine industry. She has produced and hosted videos for Fine Cooking magazine, Eggland’s Best, and the Comté Cheese Association, and has appeared on camera for Handmade TV and in the Now You’re Cookin! series pilot for National Public Television

Comte and cranberry stuffing

Comté, Cranberry, and Apple Stuffing


Traditional stuffing gets taken to new heights in this irresistible dish combining the nutty aromas of Comté with sweet apples, tart cranberries, and fresh herbs

Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad with Shaved Comté and Walnuts


This easy but elegant salad has the ultimate balance of flavors: sweet honey-roasted pears, peppery arugula and nutty Comté, all tossed in a lively vinaigrette. An older Comté works best here, providing a delicious contrast to the aromatic pears.

Comté & Rice Salad with Chicken, Apples and Walnuts


Cubes of Comté get tossed with apples, chicken, toasted walnuts, rice and lemon vinaigrette for a mouthwatering but easy-to-make salad that is perfect for your next picnic or potluck.

Vegetable Potage with Comté Crisps


Comté crisps are the perfect accompaniment to a steaming bowl of vegetable potage, or thick soup. This version gets whizzed together in less than thirty minutes. Dunk a Comté crisp into the soup, take a cheesy bite, and welcome to heaven!

Stuffed Peppers with Comté & Couscous


Sweet roasted peppers are stuffed with whole-wheat couscous and vegetables then finished off with an oozing layer of melted Comté for a delicious and nutritious side dish or main course.

Green Bean & Mushroom Gratin with Comté and Fried Shallots


This irresistible recipe brings a fresh new approach to a traditional green bean casserole. It’s sure to become a new family favorite.

Easy Comté and Sweet Potato Soufflé


Forget the stress of a traditional soufflé; this simplified version provides all of the elegance and flavor with only a quarter of the work! Sweet potatoes get whipped together with spices, eggs, cream and Comté right in the food processor, then baked with a sprinkling of extra Comté and pecans on top.

Comté-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Jus


Comté mixed with Dijon mustard, herbs, and shallots make a succulent filling for pork tenderloin.

Comté, Caramelized Onion, and Tomato Tarts


Elegant and irresistible, these tarts are a surefire crowd pleaser. Serve them as an appetizer with cocktails, at a luncheon with a light salad, or pack them along for your next picnic.

Comté and Tomato Gratin


In this recipe, an herbed Comté and breadcrumb topping provides a crisp, cheesy counterpoint to juicy, sweet tomatoes. The result is as beautiful as it is delicious! Serve the gratin as a side dish with fish or grilled meat, or on its own with some crusty bread for mopping up those mouthwatering juices.