Gruyère d’Alpage AOC
£10.10 – £68.70
Firm. Smooth. Fruity.
Origin: Switzerland, Fribourg
Style and Texture: Mountain, firm and smooth
Milk Treatment: Raw
Drink: Red, white, rosé, sparkling wines
Gruyere d’Alpage AOC is one of the most iconic Alpine cheeses.
The current wheels are from summer 2019.
Made only in the summer, this Alpine Gruyere has a fruity and complex floral character, due to the cows grazing purely on Summer Alpine pasture. The milk is heated over a wood fire, lending an occasional smoky note. A very specialist cheese, only two wheels are made each day.
Matured for a minimum of 16 months in cheese caves this Gruyère d’Alpage develops a truly profound and lingering flavour that should be enjoyed slowly. Match the outstanding cheese with an equally outstanding wine with a full flavour.