Gruyere Vieux


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Country of Origin: Switzerland
Region: Fribourg
Type of Milk: Cow
Flavor Profile: Medium-strong
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This is one of the several cheeses we are proud to add to our collection of Swiss cheeses. For some time, we have been hoping to find a source for artisanal cheeses from Switzerland. In 2004 Ihsan, Valerie and Archer visited the cheese festival in Bra and were lucky enough to finally sit down with Konrad Heusser. They tasted more than 20 cheeses with Konrad all washed down with rich amber ales from the nearby British tables. Thus began what has turned out to be a very fruitful relationship. In the winter of 2005, Ihsan took a quick, but valuable trip to Zurich to taste more cheese and to personally select the wheels we would import. The cheeses he selected are all from smaller producers, typically made using uncooked milk from animals that have eaten from the pastures during the warmer months. These cheeses have a flavor that is notably deeper than their more common counterparts.

It is hard to say that one of our cheeses from Switzerland is better than any other because we love them all so dearly. Some of the cheeses have familiar names like Gruyere or Appenzeller, but the flavors are a whole new experience. This Gruyere Vieux is aged 16 months and has a big nutty flavor and an incredibly long finish on the palate.

Photo by Suzie Yates.


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Gruyere Vieux
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Price: $15.48 / ½ lb
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