The actions of your master affineur/ripener

The actions performed to bring Gruyère AOP wheels to maturity have been passed on through the ages.

The master affineur has his rituals – and they could easily fill a book!

Go into the cellar with our master affineur. Get to know his actions in pictures. Feel the fine outer layer or smear beneath your fingers. Smell the strong odour of the crust which protects the cheese. And detach a piece of cheese delicately with the probe and touch the moist cheese paste. It is already radiating its distinctive character. Remove the soft end and taste.

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Feel the grains of the crust in your fingers

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Take care of and brush the wheel, smell the strong odour of the smear

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Probe the wheel to discover its universe

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Remove a piece

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Already, Le Gruyère AOP is radiating its character. Taste and be surprised by its subtle flavour.