A region with character

The Jura Mountains. Where it all begins...

In a land of long, harsh winters, villagers and farmers formed cooperatives in order to pool their milk and make cheese that would nourish them through the spring. The cheeses that resulted were large in format, able to age over a long period of time.

Born of this ancient tradition, the 160 cheese dairies of the AOP region express all the richness and the diversity of the Jura.

The Comté of Marcel Petite is one of the region’s most brilliant images, a testament to the beauty of the Jura and the strength of its people.