Definitions for gruyeregruˈyɛər, grɪ-; Fr. grüˈyɛr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gruyere(noun)

    Swiss cheese with small holes


  1. gruyere(Noun)

    Gruyu00E8re cheese

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gruyère

    a small town in Freiburg (q. v.), where whole-milk cheese is made.


  1. Gruyère cheese

    Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese, named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland, and originated in the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Jura, and Berne. Before 2001, when Gruyère gained the appellation d'origine contrôlée status as a Swiss cheese, some controversy existed whether French cheeses of a similar nature could also be labelled Gruyère. Gruyère 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 it tends to have small cracks which impart a slightly grainy texture.

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