Gruyère cheese

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

Definition of Gruyère cheese

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of gruyère cheese

from Gruyère district, Fribourg canton, Switzerland, where it was originally made


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