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 (gro͞o-yâr′, grē-)
A nutty, pale yellow, firm cheese made from cow's milk.

[French, after Gruyère, a district of west-central Switzerland.]


(ˈɡruːjɛə; French ɡryjɛr) or

Gruyère cheese

(Cookery) (sometimes not capital) a hard flat whole-milk cheese, pale yellow in colour and with holes
[C19: after Gruyère, Switzerland where it originated]


(gruˈyɛər, grɪ-; Fr. grüˈyɛr)

a firm yellow cow's milk cheese, esp. of France and Switzerland, having small holes.
[1795–1805; after Gruyère district in Switzerland where the cheese is made]
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Noun1.Gruyere - Swiss cheese with small holes
Swiss cheese - hard pale yellow cheese with many holes from Switzerland
Le Gruyère
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She rummaged in the larder and brought forth a slice of Gruyere and some crackers.
Crawley had an assembly which was attended by the Duchess (Dowager) of Stilton, Duc de la Gruyere, Marchioness of Cheshire, Marchese Alessandro Strachino, Comte de Brie, Baron Schapzuger, Chevalier Tosti, Countess of Slingstone, and Lady F.
Invitation to tender : LOT 1 - Axe 1030 Broc-Epagny - Reconstruction du pont sur la Treme a Gruyeres
Alphorn-Concert in Gruyeres Entertainment with the Alphorn players and the flag-throwers in the town of Gruyeres.
It was inevitable that I was going to try the traditional Swiss dish and my chance finally came in the small medieval town of Gruyeres, located on top of an isolated hill north of the Alps and just over a 40-minute drive from Fribourg.
Contractor address : Rue de Gruyeres 106, 1630 Bulle, Suisse
The picturesque, medieval town of Gruyeres in Canton Fribourg is not exactly a place that evokes nightmares: While wandering up the hill towards Gruyeres Castle, visitors are guided by the tempting smell of Le Gruyere AOC cheese, which is served in the many fondue restaurants in Gruyeres' beautiful, brightly-coloured houses.
The Chemin du Gruyere navigates the undulating patchwork of the Jogne valley between Gruyeres and Charmey.
One of the greatest of them all is name-controlled Beaufort, often referred to in the words of Brillat-Savarin as the "Prince of Gruyeres.
Tenders are invited for Warrants parallel studies for the construction of 4 car parks Gruyeres.
Gruyeres Medieval Town Location: Canton Fribourg Altitude: 800 m.