From February 8, 2018 – April 30, 2018, the Comté Cheese Association and French Cheese Board will present a special exhibition featuring photographs of the French Nordic Ski Team slated to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The black and white pictures are part of a commemorative calendar developed in collaboration with the Comté PDO, the French Ski Federation, Nordic Ski Magazine, the French athletes and professional photographer Pascal Regaldi.
Each Olympian is associated with a month of the year and is portrayed holding a chunk of Comté in a humorous and charming way. The approach was fitting given Comté country, which stretches over the Jura Mountains, is recognized as the top training area for Nordic skiing in France.
Regaldi explained, “I wanted to focus on two powerful elements, without any competition between them. On one hand accomplished athletes, on the other an exceptional product. I decided to distinguish them by the use of color in order to best marry them: the understated courage and inner strength of the skiers of the French team is accentuated by the simplicity of black and white, while the beautiful yellow wedge of Comté is highlighted by a touch of color.
For Franck Lacroix, Editor-in-Chief of Nordic Ski Magazine added, “This calendar is a great innovation and a real success. We have never experienced such cooperation and doing it with”our” Comté, makes us very happy!”
The French Cheese Board is located at 41 Spring Street and is open from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m Saturday and Sunday.
The Comté Cheese Association (CIGC) represents all those who are involved in the production of Comté—dairy farmers, cheese-makers, affineurs—and carries out activities in all fields of interest to the trade, including research and technical issues, economics, information and communications, marketing, law and promotion of the Comté appellation, defense of local traditions and protection of the environment.