Morteau smoked sausage and comté cheese.

 

saucisse de morteau

I remember hearing Monsieur Raymond Blanc sharing his passion for a smoked sausage called Saucisse de Morteau from his region of Franche-Comté, seeing the sausages gently smoked in a cathedral of smoky deliciousness.

In my job I am fortunate to work with some lovely people from around the world, and I was reminiscing with a French colleague about regional French ingredients and I bought up my desire to try the morteau sausage. She offered to procure me a couple of artisanal morteaus to my delight.

I decided to share this treat with my colleagues at a social event as a little Hors d’oeuvre, pan fried triangles of morteau until slightly browned, and then paired with a cube of Comté cheese also from the same region, as a lovely little nibble, and a great combination of smoky, salty and cheesy.

Also pairings to try, a spanish twist with Chorizo and manchego and Bury black pudding and Lancashire cheese. Keep it simple this festive season and serve up some lovelysimple ingredients to your family and friends. Foil wrapped orange and pineapple optional.

 

 

7 responses to this post.

  1. I’d really like to try some Morteau. Can you recommend a retailer/importer?

    Reply

    • Hi Karen,
      I think the best option is to find someone travelling to France, there are lots of grades of morteau, the one I tried was a lovely artisan one made from a market. The only ones I have seen don’t seem as nice. Or a nice trip over the channel??
      Cheers
      Marcus

      Reply

  2. I can testify that a well aged Manchego goes perfectly with Chorizo de bellota – I think I prefer it to Morteau and Compté, but only just 😉

    Reply

  3. stunning.. you really have the most magnificent food at your place.. and some very cool friends i must say.. c

    Reply

  4. Posted by Marie-Hélène on December 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

    It was very good Marcus.
    In addition your Comté was so soft with a lot of developed flavors.
    This association was perfect…
    Thanks for this nice evening Marcus.

    Reply

  5. Posted by Angus on November 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I can confirm that they taste as good as they look, thanks Marcus!

    Reply

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