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Gruyere cheese

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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.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, diced (132g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 545Calories from Fat 384
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 42.7g 66%
Saturated Fat 25.0g 125%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 0.5g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.5
Protein 39.3g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 133% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Gruyere cheese is usually found in the cheeses section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Gruyere cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does gruyere cheese weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, diced 132
1 cup, shredded 108
1 oz 28
1 cubic inch 15
1 slice (1 oz) 28
1 package (6 oz) 170

In Chinese:格鲁耶尔奶酪
British (UK) term: Gruyere cheese
en français:fromage gruyère
en español:queso gruyere

Recipes using gruyere cheese

There are 98 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Arugula Salad with Garlic Croutons, Gruyere and Eggs
Asparagus and Gruyere Pie
Asparagus and Mushroom Tarts
Baked Polenta with Italian Sausage, Mushrooms and Three Cheeses
Caramelized Onion, Mixed Mushroom and Gruyere Pie
Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto and Potato Casserole
Cheese Salami Croissants
Cheesy Mushrooms on Crispy Toast
Cheesy Potato, Leek and Mushroom Gratin
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Fresh Basil
Creamy Rich Fettuccine Alfredo
French Onion Grilled Cheese

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