Gruyere is a hard Swiss cheese, which originated in the canton of Fribourg, al-though it is today also produced in several other cantons of Switzerland.

Gruyere cheese is often confused with that other famous Swiss cheese, EMMEN-THAL and, in fact, in appearance the two are somewhat similar. There are differences, however – Gruyere is more salty and its holes are smaller and less frequent than those in Emmenthal.

A mixture of Gruyere and Emmenthal is used to make the traditional Swiss .