Our Cheese

Le Gruyère AOP® 101

Non GMO, lactose free and gluten free.

Le Gruyère AOP is a delightful cheese that originated in the French-speaking Gruyère district in the Canton of Fribourg. Farmers began making Le Gruyère in 1115, and it’s still prepared today in small village dairies, following to the same delicious traditional process.

Le Gruyère is a slow-maturing cheese that takes five months to a year to reach its full maturity. As it ages, Le Gruyère’s taste and texture become more intense—from nutty and creamy to earthy with a faint grain when matured. This is largely due to the high-quality standards of our dairy farmers, in order to produce first-class pure milk and a natural, wholesome product.

Le Gruyère in a Wide Variety of Foods

Le Gruyère is a nutty, sweet and versatile cheese that can be eaten on its own as a snack, or with other foods. Some of our favourite Le Gruyère recipes feature creamy, cheesy macaroni, fluffy souffles or just a handful of walnuts and some pear slices. However, it’s most widely known as the gooey, delicious melted cheese that sits on top of french onion soup. Yep—that’s Le Gruyère!

Nutritional Value
  • Water 36 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Milk fat 32 g
  • Minerals 5 g
  • Joules 1645 kJ
  • Calories 398 kcal

Varieties of Le Gruyère cheese

Le Gruyère AOP Classic

Aged for at least five months to give it a fine and fragrant taste.

Le Gruyère AOP Reserve

After a few months, the best cheeses are given extremely attentive care in the cellars. Aged for 10 to 18 months for a stronger taste, while maintaining tenderness and flavour.

Le Gruyère d’Alpage AOC

A summer cheese for true connaisseurs. Originating from the mountain pastures of Gruyère, the Jura and the border regions between Genève and Berne, it has an aromatic taste with the fine bouquet of elevated pastures. Aged 10-to-18 months.

Le Gruyère AOP BIO

Le Gruyère AOP BIO is made with milk originating from farms that faithfully respect BIO-SUISSE regulations, and is aged at least five months.

How Le Gruyère is Made

High-quality Le Gruyère is made from high-quality milk. Simple, right? We ensure that our dairy cows are only fed natural, non-silage fodder. Special care is also given during the milking process to maintain exceptional milk standards.

It takes more than 400 litres of milk to make one 35-kg wheel of Le Gruyère cheese. During the maturing process, the wheel is coated and wiped with pure salt water, which is what gives Le Gruyère its rich flavour. #EatSwitzCheese.