Le Gruyere AOP 12 month
by 1655. Product of Switzerland.
Cave aged for over 12 month.
Gruyere is part of the canton of Fribourg and Gruyere cheese was made here for centuries. In 1115 a quantity of Gruyere was recorded as the tithe paid by local farmers to the monks of Rougement Abbey. Each of the enormous cheeses is made by a group of farmers since it takes 88 gallons (400 liters) to produce a single 80 pound (35 kg) wheal.
The cheese is a darker yellow than Emmental and has a hint of brown in the coloring. The texture is dense and compact, yet flexible. It is this density that makes it stronger and less stringy than Emmental when heated, so it is better for gratings, grilling, and in soups.
When Gruyere is first cut, the aroma suggests a million meadow flowers trapped in rich, creamy milk. Slightly grainy, the cheese has a wonderful complexity of flavors - at first fruity, then revealing more earthy, nutty characteristics that linger on the palate.
Ingredients: fresh part-skim raw cow's milk, bacterial cultures, salt, rennet, enzymes.
We ship perishable items in thermo-insulated cardboard boxes with reusable ice packs to insure that you food items arrive in good shape.
All cheeses we slice to order and wrap in cheese paper as we want you to enjoy original flavor of cheese - not damaged by vacuum or plastic.
All meats which require slicing we slice to order and lay it out on wax paper (deli-style) so it is easy to separate slices. Then we pack it in a plastic pouch with nitrogen purge (again, to make it easy to separate pieces we don't vacuum the meats but use commercial style food grade inert gas mix).
CALIFORNIA: Monday - Thursday.
OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA: Monday - Wednesday.
Note that the shipping method (for example, overnight) doesn't mean that your order will be processed and shipped on the same day you placed the order. Generally, allow us at least one day for processing your order as we slice and wrap everything by hand to order.
Any US federal holidays may delay the shipment.
WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERY DELAYS BY CARRIERS.
Saturday delivery is not available at the moment.