10% OFF Gruyère Vieux AOP this week
With the arrival of Winter, it’s the perfect time for eating Gruyère Vieux AOP.
Gruyere Vieux is a classic aged hard cows milk cheese, made during the summer months when the cows are grazing high in the Swiss Mountains. This thick crusty-rinded cheese has been made by Jean Marie Dunand in Le Cret sur Semsales dairy and carefully cave ripened for at least 18 months. The condensed nutty texture is scattered with small horizontal fissures known as ‘lenures’ and tiny crystals of tyrosine (an amino acid) that add a deliciously sweet-salty crunch to the powerful lingering flavours.
A little history
Dating back to at least the 12th Century, Gruyère is the most popular cheese in Switzerland. The quality of milk and area of production is strictly controlled under Swiss “Appellation” regulations, but quality varies between the cooperative dairies and most Gruyère wheels are sold after being ripened for just 6 months.
“Vieux” = old.
*AOC = Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée
Gruyere Vieux is a truly versatile cheese – enjoy with Aromatic white wines or for something different, dry Oloroso Sherry.
Our special Le Gruyere recipes –
- Classic Cheese Fondue
- Classic three Cheese Toasties
- Quiche Lorraine
- Gratins, French Onion Soup, Cauliflower Cheese, Baked Eggs – the options are endless
Join us at Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop this week
We’ll be running in-store events for you to win a Gruyere AOP hat, apron or shopping bag.
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