Gruyere Cheese 1 lb Heritage Since the 11th century, cheesemakers in the Alpine area between Switzerland and France have produced Gruyere. The pride and joy of the region, this cheese received its name from the town of Gruyeres in the Swiss canton of Fribourg. Today, Wisconsin cheesemakers produce award-winning, hand-crafted Gruyere using classic production techniques and hand-crafted copper vats. The cheese is aged in specially-designed curing rooms to attain the peak of perfection. Description: Nutty, rich, full-bodied flavor. Firm texture with a few tiny eyes. Surface-ripened with inedible brown rind. Shred for fondue, baked dishes, melting on onion soup. Gruyere is imported from Switzerland.