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Best Gruyere at the Best Price

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SarahInMinneapolis Dec 10, 2012 04:34 PM

Snow and cold mean my Gruyere addiction kicks in: Mac & Cheese, French Onion Soup and Gratins. I'm no cheese expert and the packages are not well-marked, so it's tough to Wiki the choices. But I defaulted into paying Lunds' $19.99 price per pound during the storm. [Good, but I couldn't tell what I was buying because the wedge didn't come with any rind.]

I've had Trader Joe's, which is good (and much cheaper but I cannot remember the price, and Bill's Imported Foods, ditto (and ditto).

Where's the best place to buy this cheese and why?

[FYI, I'm not a fan of cave-aged Gruyeres.]

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    american_idle Dec 10, 2012 05:31 PM

    I love the Gruyere de Comte at Surdyk's. Runs about $15 / lb, if memory serves. Makes awesome grilled cheese. I'm sure they have a more standard offering, probably for slightly less / lb.

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      rockyd Dec 11, 2012 08:08 AM

      I have had good luck with the Comte at Costco. Big hunk, but as you indicated, it has lots of uses.

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        Latinpig Dec 13, 2012 08:32 AM

        Second Costco.

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        eastsidegirl Dec 12, 2012 07:08 AM

        Roth Kase Grand Cru gruyere at Costco. I made some quiche with it and it was fantastic. Also, it is made in Monroe, WI -- so almost local.

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          SarahInMinneapolis Dec 15, 2012 07:53 AM

          Thanks, everyone. I bit the bullet and renewed my Costco membership. Both the WI Gruyere and the French Comte Costco sells are pretty good. The Cabot white cheddar was a steal. Fab mac and cheese last night!

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