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Gruyere AOP

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It must be noted that the true Gruyere is Swiss and does not have any holes.

The area of production is situated in the Gruyere, the region of the Canton of Fribourg of which the historic capital is Gruyere. The town was founded by the religious counts who settled there in the 9th Century, and the castle still dominates the picturesque site, and the economic capital of Bulle, where the cheeses come from. The area of production of Gruyere consists of the Cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neufchatel, Jura, as well as the districts of Courtelary, Neveville and Moutier in the canton of Berne. In the canton of Jura, the best places are the Valley of the Brevine, Chaux-du-milieu and Chaux-d’Abel.

Country Switzerland
Region
Gruyere
Age 10 month + 
Milk Cow
Fat 45%
Classification Semi-Hard
Strength Medium
Texture crumbly, crystalline and open
Flavour
fruity, earthy, nutty
Aroma nutthy