1/8 wheel. Dairy production. The Beaufort d‘Été AOP Affinage d‘Excellence is a hard cheese made with raw cow‘s milk from the Haute Savoie region. Monsieur Brillat Savarin called the Beaufort d‘été the ‘Prince of Gruyères’, made from June to October and ripened for 12 months. The rind is brown and the pâte is yellow with small cracks and salt crystals. The taste is both mild and strong at the same time.