Gruyère Reserve 10 months PDO
Gruyère is a smooth-melting type of Swiss cheese that's made from whole cow's milk and generally cured for six months or longer. Gruyère is a great table cheese, a term that refers to any cheese that can be eaten in slices, like on a sandwich or as part of a cheese platter. It also happens to be an excellent melting cheese, which is why Gruyère is one of the main cheeses used in preparing the traditional Swiss fondue recipes. It's also used to make the croque monseur, the classic French grilled cheese sandwich that is a staple of Parisian bistros everywhere.
Named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland where it was originally made, Gruyère cheese is a firm cheese with a pale yellow color and a rich, creamy, slightly nutty taste. It features a few small holes, or "eyes", characteristic of Swiss cheese, which are formed by gas bubbles released by the bacteria that are used in making the cheese. Gruyère has fewer eyes, and smaller ones, compared with other varieties of Swiss cheese.
The Cheese Trap holds a Gruyère Reserve in stock, which is a longer matured cheese (our wheel for a minimum of 10 months) and therefore its distinctive fruity and tangy notes are bolder as well. It is produced by Lustenberger who has been using this recipe since 1862. Their cows only eat fresh herbs and hay.
Ingredients: Raw cow milk, salt, rennet, starter culture