Gruyère cheese is a hard yellow cheese made from cow's milk.
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 (five months to a year) it tends to have small holes and cracks which impart a slightly grainy mouthfeel. To make an 80 kg (176 lb.) round of Gruyère cheese, about 8000 litres (2110 gallons) of milk are used.
Gruyère is generally known as one of the finest cheeses for baking, having a distinctive but not overpowering taste. In quiche, Gruyère adds savouriness without overshadowing the other ingredients.
It is a very good melting cheese, particularly suited for fondues, along with Vacherin and Emmental.
It is also traditionally used in French onion soup, as well as in croque monsieur, a classic French toasted ham and cheese sandwich. Gruyère is also used in chicken and veal cordon bleu.
It is a fine table cheese, and when grated, it is often used with salads and pastas. It is used, grated, atop le tourin, a type of garlic soup from France which is served on dried bread. White wines, such as riesling, pair well with Gruyère. Sparkling apple cider and Bock beer are also beverage affinities.
Serving Size 1 cup, diced (132g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 545Calories from Fat 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42.7g
Vitamin A 25%
•Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your caloric needs.
Had a bag of small white potatoes that needed to be used up, and this was the recipe I made with our fresh sage growing at the backyard and locally grown garlic.
Needless to say, these sage-garlic roasted potatoes were delicious. Very garlicky and sage just added a mild herby flavor that really went well with the golden, brown and slightly crispy potatoes.
If you have slender fingerling potatoes, the dish would look even better, because the shape of the fingerling potatoes matches sage leaves even better. An easy and tasty side dish that goes well with any main course.