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Fairway Gruyere

sed231 Feb 22, 2008 11:24 AM

I just want everyone to know that Fairway has the best gruyere I've ever had, both for eating and grating. And melting. It is the cave-aged gruyere. They have it already wrapped in the cheese section, near the parmesan chunks.

  1. vanessanyc Feb 22, 2008 03:17 PM

    Thanks. I love tips like this one. I will be making a trip this weekend to Fairway. Being 1/2 French, I was raised on Gruyere (souffles, potato gratin) and love the nuttyness of it. More people need to be introduced to this fabulous tasting cheese.

    1. LNG212 Feb 22, 2008 01:28 PM

      Completely agree. I've bought all the kinds they have (I think there are usually 3) and the cave aged is awesome. It works wonderfully in souffle.

      qwertyu -- we are obsessed with the tillamook also. I think we have grilled cheese with it (on rye with tomato) once per week. We never get more than 2 sandwiches out of the 1/2 lb because we end up snacking on the rest of it. Oh, and it's great with apples too.

      1. JoanN Feb 22, 2008 12:29 PM

        Yes, yes. I've been buying far more than I should be lately. And for comparison, I recently bought the significantly more expensive Etivaz Gruyere at Zabar's. Nowhere near as good.

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          qwertyu Feb 22, 2008 12:24 PM

          haven't tried this particular cheese, but i love the fairway cheese department. i'm obsessed with the tillamook(?) slicing cheddar they have.

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