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Gruyere Cheese

Gruyère cheese is a hard, pale yellow Swiss cheese made from cow's milk, famous for its rich, nutty, and slightly sweet flavor. Regarded as one of the finest cheeses for cooking, Gruyère is a staple ingredient in numerous culinary creations, including classic dishes like fondue and quiches. It is named after the Swiss town of Gruyères, where it originated in the 12th century. This highly versatile cheese melts smoothly and blends well with other flavors, making it an excellent choice for enhancing various recipes, from savory dishes like soups and casseroles to gourmet sandwiches and pastries. Gruyère cheese is also enjoyed on its own, as part of a charcuterie board, or paired with a glass of wine.
#53
IN CHEESE
413
CAL / 100G
$1.08
AVG / OZ
gruyere cheese
1%
CARBS
52%
FAT
48%
PROTEIN
Gruyere Cheese FAQ
Gruyère cheese, a hard Swiss cheese, is often praised for its unique flavor profile that combines richness, nuttiness, and a hint of sweetness - making it an excellent ingredient for a wide range of culinary uses. Where people often stumble when cooking with Gruyère cheese is in not using it to its full potential: its nutty flavor and smooth melting ability can add depth to numerous dishes. Furthermore, due to its hard texture, Gruyère can also be challenging to grate for those unfamiliar with handling hard cheeses. Use a box grater's wide holes for coarse gratings ideal for melting or use the small holes for fine gratings perfect to top off dishes. Another crucial tip is to let Gruyère reach room temperature before serving it raw to enhance its flavor. A little-known hack for cheese aficionados: pairing Gruyère with apples or pears can bring out its fruity undertones, elevating your cheese platters.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does gruyere cheese expire?
Unopened Gruyère cheese in the original vacuum sealed packaging can last 2-4 months from the printed date on the package. Once opened, it's good for about 5-7 weeks when stored in the refrigerator. If you want to further extend its shelf life, you can freeze Gruyère cheese for up to 6 months. Do remember, however, that the texture of the cheese might change slightly after freezing.
How do you tell if gruyere cheese is bad?
It's always important to check for signs of spoilage before consuming food. For Gruyère cheese, signs of spoiling include a rancid smell (it should typically have a nutty, sweet aroma), changes in color (which may indicate the growth of mold), or a very hard texture. Be cautious with any cheese that has developed an overly strong, sharp, or sour smell.
Tips for storing gruyere cheese to extend shelf life
• Always store your Gruyère cheese in the refrigerator, ideally between 35°F and 40°F, which is the ideal temperature for preserving cheese. • Once opened, store your cheese in airtight containers or wrap tightly in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out. You can also use wax or parchment paper. • To freeze Gruyère cheese, cut it into small, manageable pieces, no more than a half pound each. Then tightly wrap these in plastic wrap and put them in a zip-top freezer bag. Remove air from the bag before sealing, label with the date, then freeze. • When you're ready to thaw your cheese, move it from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it slowly defrost for at least 24 hours before using.
EXPIRES WITHIN
8 - 13
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
0g
CARBS
9g
FAT
8g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
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