Gruyere is a hard cow’s milk cheese from the town of
During the time that Gruyere spends aging; its flavor profile goes through a lot of changes. In its youth, Gruyere can be described as nutty and creamy, but as it ages it takes on an earthy flavor. Through out the aging process, the Gruyere maintains a creamy and slightly salty flavor.
Gruyere is a wonderful melting cheese and is a popular choice for quiches and fondues, as it is luscious and savory without being too much for other ingredients to compete with. It is the traditional cheese used in two famous classic French dishes, French onion soup and Croque Monsieur. Gruyere is also the popular choice for the Cordon Blue preparation of meats.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.