Origin of Gruyère
Examples from the Web for gruyere
What other cheese has great holes in it like Gruyere, or what other is as round as a cannon-ball like that cheese called Dutch?First and Last|H. Belloc
He cut a piece of Gruyere, the girl watching him the while with her narrow eyes.
Our only arms were the captain's whip, our uniforms our peasants' blouses, and our food the Gruyere cheese.
"Get up," the captain said again, and the wagon loaded with Gruyere cheese entered France.
She rummaged in the larder and brought forth a slice of Gruyere and some crackers.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for gruyere
Word Origin for Gruyère
Word Origin and History for gruyere
1802, from Gruyère, the name of the Swiss town and surrounding district where the cheese is made. The place name is said to be ultimately from Latin grus "crane."