Gruyere is one of the world's most beloved cheeses. Made in Switzerland under strict regulations for authenticity, a single wheel is a whopping 70-80 pounds.
The spicy, mature taste with tiny crystals, the fruity note, the fine aroma of roasted chestnuts or hazelnuts...pure bliss. Gruyere AOP is a cheese with an unmistakable character. Its history dates back to the year 1115, when monks at the Rougemont monastery in the Gruyere region in West Switzerland began to cultivate the surrounding Alps.
The milk for Gruyere is collected carefully from Alpine cows who nibble on green mountain grass. The milk will undergo no heat treatment until its transformation into cheese, which means Gruyere is always made with raw milk. This guarantees the preservation of the flora that gives Gruyere its complex taste.
Gruyere is an unpasteurized, hard cheese most traditionally used for fondue. Since the rest of the world discovered this wonder, people have used it on everything from grilled cheese, burgers, French onion soup, to endless cheese boards and everything in between.
Any good kitchen should have a piece of Gruyere around at all times. Leave it out for snacking, serve for special occasions, or add to any dish for a next-level experience.
We hard-cut and wrap this cheese in pieces of 1 pound and 8 ounces or you can buy a large block of approx. 6 pounds.