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Gruyère Syllabification: Gru·yère
Pronunciation: /ɡro͞oˈyer/

Definition of Gruyère in English:


A firm, tangy cheese.
Example sentences
  • Try radicchio and Roquefort, or watercress and Gruyère.
  • Crispy, buttery cornflakes top a baking dish of subtly oniony mac and cheese made with Gruyère, Gouda, white cheddar and béchamel - a gourmet-sounding mix that turns out creamy and surprisingly modest.
  • Unlike Gruyère, Emmental has a dry rind free from micro-organisms.


Named after Gruyère, a district in Switzerland, where it was first made.

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