Types of Gruyère AOP

Gruyère AOP to suit all tastes

 

 

 

Gruyère AOP “Classic”

A rather young cheese (6 to 9 months), Gruyère AOP draws attention with its soft and refined taste, which will delight palates in search of sweet pleasures.

 

Gruyère AOP Réserve

Having matured for at least 10 months, this Gruyère AOP has a more assertive and intensely aromatic character. It is called Gruyère AOP Réserve.

 

Gruyère AOP Bio

Gruyère AOP Bio is made from organic milk produced according to the standards set by BIO-SUISSE. It is produced exactly the same way as any Gruyère AOP.

 

Gruyère d'Alpage AOP

Gruyère d’Alpage AOP is also a denomination protected by the AOP (PDO) specifications. It is only made in the summer, from mid-May to around mid-October. Cows go up to mountain pasture and graze on lush and varied grass. The milk they produce is rich in flavor, which is passed on to the cheese. Gruyère d’Alpage AOP is exclusively pressed in cloth. The wheel of cheese is slightly smaller, around 25 kilos. At the beginning of autumn, the Alpine herdsmen and their herds come back down from the mountains. This process of bringing cattle down from the mountains for winter is called the “désalpe”, and it is fittingly celebrated.