Thinly slice the kale crosswise into ribbons. Place the kale in a large salad bowl along with the fennel and apricots. Pour the dressing over the salad and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Let sit 5-10 minutes. Add the walnuts, and shave a good amount of Comté cheese over the top using a vegetable peeler. Toss again and taste. Add additional olive oil and/or salt and pepper as needed. Serve.