Comté not only delights the palates of gourmands. It is also a healthy, natural food whose nutritional contents are useful in maintaining a balanced diet.
Comté is rich in protein and has a wide variety of amino acids. In fact, it contains all of the “essential” amino acids, which are not produced by humans in sufficient quantities but which are vital for cell construction, for proper functioning of the immune system and for proper healing of body tissue. Scientists have discovered that the quantity of amino acids in cheese increases during the maturing process. Comté is a long-matured cheese, and, in fact, this concentration of amino acids is directly related to its rich flavor . In older Comté, you can sometimes see small white crystals which look like salt, but which are actually the crystallization of the amino acid Tyrosine. Other amino acids, including Proline, Alanine, Glycine, Serine and Threonine, give the sensation of sweetness, while some others emphasize salty flavors.
Comté is also rich in vitamins A, B2, B12 and D.