Gruyère cheese

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from Gruyère district, Fribourg canton, Switzerland, where it was originally made

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