8th Day of Cheese – Gruyère

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Gruyère

The term “gruyère” earned its name from 
tax collectors who operated between 
France and Switzerland in the Middle Ages who received cheese as payment. In order to age huge amounts of cheese, some large Gruyère producers have created 2Km tunnels within mountains.

Cheese Profile

FLAVOUR Full Flavoured
TASTE Nutty with a herbal grassy finish.
SMELL Slightly fruity and herbal.
RIND Thin yellow and orange waxy rind which darkens to a light tan colour as it ages.
INTERIOR A smooth and dense paste the colour of straw with scattered milk protein crystals.
FABULOUS Firm dry and dense paste pale yellow in colour.
FAR-GONE Wet to touch, rind slides off with a strong ammonia.


Best way to enjoy
One of the classics for French onion soup or quiche. Gruyère is a best known as the go-to cheese for Swiss fondue that is served with bread and boiled potatoes.

Cheese Info

COUNTRY Switzerland
REGION Fribourg
MILK TYPE Cow
RENNET TYPE Animal
AGED 4 – 18 Months
PRODUCER Von Muhlenen

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