Gruyère

/grooh yair", gri-/; Fr. /grddyuu yerdd"/, n.
a firm, pale-yellow cheese, made of whole milk and having small holes, produced chiefly in France and Switzerland. Also called Gruyère cheese.
[1795-1805; after Gruyère district in Switzerland where the cheese is made]

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cheese
 hard cow's-milk cheese produced in the vicinity of La Gruyère in southern Switzerland and in the Alpine Comté and Savoie regions of eastern France.

      Gruyère is formed in large wheels of 70 to 80 pounds (32 to 36 kg) with a brownish, wrinkled natural rind. The interior is pale gold with pea-sized, or slightly larger, holes and a rich, nutty flavour; it is similar to Emmentaler (q.v.) and other Swiss-type cheeses but firmer in texture, with fewer holes and a more assertive flavour. Most Gruyère is aged for three to six months, although some may be allowed to ripen for a year or more. It keeps well for many weeks if securely wrapped and refrigerated.

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