Gruyere
Country/Region:
Switzerland
Source of Milk:
Cow
Texture:
Semi-Hard
Culinary Uses:
Table cheese, melting
Description:
Gruy+?re is sweet but slightly salty, with a flavor that varies widely with age. It is often described as creamy and nutty when young, becoming with age more assertive, earthy, and complex. When fully aged (five months to a year) it tends to have small holes and cracks which impart a slightly grainy feel.