Gruyère cheese

noun
Gru·​yère cheese | \ (ˈ)grü¦y|e(ə)r-, (ˈ)grē¦(y)|, |eə- \
variants: or less commonly Gruyère
plural -s

Definition of Gruyère cheese

1 : a pressed whole-milk cheese of a pale yellow color and nutty flavor and usually with small holes
2 : a process cheese made in small forms and wrapped in foil

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History and Etymology for Gruyère cheese

from Gruyère district, Fribourg canton, Switzerland, where it was originally made

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“Gruyère cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gruy%C3%A8re%20cheese. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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