Comté is a French cheese, also known as 'Gruyère de Comté', made with cow's milk. It has an ivory-colored cooked dough and a smooth rind that fades from golden yellow to brown, depending on the seasoning. Its forms have a diameter ranging from 40 to 70 cm and a height between 9 and 13 cm. The other characteristics of this cheese, according to the dairy codification, should be «sparse, small and moist holes; an imperceptible smell, but a fruity flavor, never spicy ». However, there is a slight difference in color between cheese prepared with summer milk (from cows fed with fresh fodder) and winter milk since in the first case the color of the pasta is slightly more intense and the flavor a little more marked. Comté is widely used for gratins, onion soups and soufflés.