Gruyere Suisse AOP
REGION Canton de Vaud, Switzerland
MILK Raw Cow's Milk
Fruity - Nutty - Barnyard
Mons cheesemongers select cheeses from two producers in the Jura mountains bordering France in the west of Switzerland. Both work on a small scale compared to many Gruyère producers, making something in the region of 20 cheeses a day, and we find that both produce cheeses with a particularly fine, moist paste. The cheeses journey from produce to maturer, where an old military fort between Fribourg and Vaud has been transformed into a maturing house, before making their way to our maturing rooms in Bermondsey for their final weeks.
Gruyère du Jura Suisse is an all rounder, equally at home on a cheeseboard or in a sandwich, as well as being a brilliant melting cheese. We tend to sell wheels at between 18 and 20 months, when we find that the flavours have boldness and breadth, whilst maintaining a smooth texture