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Gruyère is a type of cheese that originated in Switzerland. In 2001, it was granted an Appellation d'Origine Protégée (AOP), or Protected Designation of Origin. This designation is awarded to products that have a specific flavor and character that's deeply rooted in a particular region.
Gruyèreis an Alpine or Swiss-type cheese. It is made from whole cow's milk and aged for at least six months. Most Gruyère cheeses are aged for six to nine months and have a mild, smooth flavor. Those aged 10 months or more take on a stronger flavor. Select Gruyère cheeses are aged for 18 to 24 months, which makes them especially full-bodied. Gruyère is firm and pale yellow in color with a few small holes. These are created by the bacteria used to make the cheese, which releases small gas bubbles as the cheese forms.
Gruyère has a mild, nutty flavor with slightly fruity tones. It is used both as a table cheese and a melting cheese. Gruyère and Emmental are the only cheeses used in traditional fondue recipes. Occasionally, the two are mixed in this melted preparation. Gruyère is also essential to the classic French Croque monsieur sandwich.
You'll find Gruyère covered in a natural rind. It is often sold by weight at deli counters, so you can select exactly as much or as little as you need. You may find Gruyère that specifies that it is:
- Cave aged: Fine cheese are often cave-aged, which means that they're placed in a cave to mature. Caves are typically more humid than other environments, which helps the cheese form a dry crust and flavor-packed interior.
- Smoked: When Gruyère is smoked, it's put through a smoke-curing process. This gives the rind a yellow or brownish tinge. The type of wood used for the smoking process will impact the flavor of the finished cheese, but any smoked cheese will take on a bit of a smoky flavor, similar to what you may have enjoyed with smoked meats.
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