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Cheese history Swiss


The Swiss region of Gruyère is known for its one of the most famous cheeses in the world, which for many years has been known as the French Grubier.

The French encyclopedia recalls that the name was first used in 1762 and belongs back to the Swiss region and not to any French region that may have a similar name. The cheese production in Gruyère dates back to 1655, due to its presence in the Charmey Valley, Pasture in the Swiss Alps from the Middle Ages until today.



King Antonius Pius contributed to the promotion of this industry when the region was ruled by the Romans. The legend says that the reason for his encouragement of this industry was his indigestion at one time, when his own physician then used the cheese that helped him heal in 161 AD .

The region is famous for its cheese industry for nearly two millennia. Today it is one of the most famous cheeses in the world. It is used in more than 200 plates of Swiss, French, German and Belgian cuisine.