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Feb 4, 2011 12:40 AM

Suggestions for Gruyere Substitute?

I am making lasagna and it calls for 1 cup Gruyere. I can't find Gruyere in our area, even traveling to the nearest larger city. What can I substitute for the Gruyere? The recipe also calls for Swiss, Cheddar, Mozzarella, and cream cheeses. Thanks for any insights!

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  1. Personally, I would just leave it out and bump amounts of others. But I am confused about the others. Cheddar in a lasagna? Obviously not an Italian recipe. No Ricotta? YMMV.

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    1. re: Quine

      No, it's definitely not a traditional recipe, Quine. My nieces refuse to eat ricotta- they say it's too much like cottage cheese, which is a major gross-out for them! But for some reason, cream cheese is OK. Go figure. Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. I think I'll just double the Swiss.

      1. re: UGAFan30

        Not for this recipe but in the future if the aversion to ricotta is why you are using this recipe you may want to look into using a bechemel sauce instead. I did this for my boyfriend and he LOVED it!

    2. Ditto Quine on bump, and on Cheddar? -- and cream cheese? BTW Swiss and Gruyere are "cousin" cheeses.

      1. Asiago. Not an aged one - just regular.

        1. Wow, Gruyere is readily available in Kansas. Can't believe you can't find it in Fla. Anyway, I would double the Swiss.

          Sounds like an interesting recipe you've got there. Please let us know how it turns out.

          1. I would also go with asiago or more swiss.

            But if you cant find gruyere, which every supermarket here carrries, you might have a hard time finding asiago.