Gruyere is a staple cheese here at igourmet.com, just like Parmigiano Reggiano or Roquefort. But when we want a truly special Gruyere, we turn to Le Gruyere Extra Gold Label by Affineur Walo. The unique caves of the von Muhlenen family allow for a slower and longer ripening process than other Swiss caves. Where cave aged Gruyere is sold at 12 months by other affineurs, the von Muhlenen are able to continue the ripening process for an additional four months! Enjoy as part of a formal cheese plate with walnuts, cured meats, and wood fired bread.
It is the passion of the Von Muhlenen Family to select the best cheese in Switzerland from artisan cheese makers, matured to perfection. For the maturation they choose for each style of cheese special cellars with an appropriate climate and cheese ripening cultures. With a range of cellars and aging caves spread across Switzerland, they are able to provide a unique aging environment that brings out the best qualities of each cheese. You can trust the quality of Affineur Walo. As part of their family's pride, they will never release a cheese that is not perfectly aged. The high quality standard has resulted in many awards, the most prestigious are the three world champion titles at the World cheese Awards in 1992, 2002 and 2005 and in the 2006 Wisconsin Judging. These are only the top awards, joining multiple medals awarded in specific categories.
- Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts 8 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.