Cheese Information

Gruyere de Grotte

Cheesemaker

Various

Origin

Cantons de Fribourg, Neuchâtel et Vaud, Switzerland

Milk Type

Unpastuerized

Animal

Cow

Rind

Natural

Firmness

Firm

About

Gruyere is well known as one of Switzerland’s most revered cheeses. Gruyere de Grotte is a special cave-aged Swiss Gruyere. It is aged in limestone caves in the Swiss Alps for at least 18 months. With this longer ripening period, the cheese develops a rustic, more robust flavor than traditional Gruyere. Another feature unique to this Gruyere is a distinctive, thicker brown rind. Gruyere de Grotte features tiny crystals that are typical of slowly and carefully aged quality cheeses.

Taste Notes

Gruyere de Grotte has a warm brown rind that is washed in brine often during its aging period. The pale coloured paste is dotted with white crystals. The aromas are warm, creamy, nutty and a bit sweet. Take a bite to experience a complex texture that begins slightly dry but melts away into a creamy, full-bodied coating over the palate. The similarly complex flavours are bursting full of sweet, nutty, fruity, mushroom, and toasty notes that are exciting and long-lasting. Use your Gruyere every chance you get! It is as perfect on a cheese board as it is in a sandwich or melted over potatoes!

Pairings

Pair Gruyere de Grotte with Austrian or German dry, white wines or with Champagne for a special occasion!

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