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Fort des Rousses Beyond cheese maturing


No longer a military site, Fort des Rousses is now dedicated to the gourmet food industry. It keeps a constant temperature and perfect humidity. The wonderful stone arches give a natural "vault effect" that favours a cellar atmosphere. The vault effect slowly increases the CO2 and ammonia concentration, which is ideal for maturing the cheese, also giving rise to natural, regular air circulation. These majestic arches undoubtedly hold other secrets that give Fort des Rousses Comté cheese its fruity and exceptional roasted flavour.