Gru·​yère grü-ˈyer How to pronounce Gruyère (audio)
: a firm cheese with small holes and a nutty flavor that is of Swiss origin
: a processed cheese made from natural Gruyère

Examples of Gruyère in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event menu includes: ▪ Not Your Mom’s Mac: A three-cheese feast centered around five-year-old Black Diamond sharp white cheddar, Grand Cru Gruyere and two-year-old Parmigiano-Reggiano. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 18 June 2024 One of the new additions is the Francese (tomatoes, mushrooms, prosciutto, Comte, Gruyere and Pili Pili oil); Also new to The Alley is the addition of soft serve ice cream and a walk-up window at which to order it. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 For example, sharp cheeses like cheddar add complexity while soft, mellow cheeses like Gouda, Havarti and Muenster add buttery creaminess and nutty cheeses like Swiss and Gruyere add extra-long cheese pulls. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 19 Jan. 2024 These puffs are flavored with Gruyere, dry mustard, and cayenne. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Feb. 2024 Other treats available to the rich and hungry include a massive shrimp cocktail tower, king crab fried rice, wagyu tenderloin, as well as lobster, steak or Gruyere quesadillas, according to Page Six. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 Top the finished Easter dinner side dish with crisp prosciutto, Gruyere cheese, and toasted walnuts. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Feb. 2024 Breakfast musts include orange brioche French toast, can't-miss croissants, and an omelet with Gruyere and herbs, and lunch offerings skew Mediterranean, with roasted harissa carrots, fattoush salad, and a spicy feta dip. William Li, Town & Country, 20 Mar. 2023 Ingredients 4 large eggs Salt and pepper to taste 4 tablespoons butter 6-8 oz Gruyere, white cheddar or Fontina cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons each: fresh tarragon or basil, chives, and parsley Parmesan for garnish Instructions Preheat oven to 375. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 12 May 2023

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Word History


Gruyère, district in Switzerland

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gruyère was in 1802

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“Gruyère.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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Gru·​yère grü-ˈye(ə)r How to pronounce Gruyère (audio)
: a firm cheese of Switzerland that has a nutty flavor

named for Gruyère, district in Switzerland where the cheese was first made

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