Alpine - Raw Cow's Milk - Switzerland
Not your garden variety Gruyère - the best wheels are selected for extra long cave aging, producing a super nutty and flavorful cheese. Firm, but smooth and meltable. Makes a perfect base for any cheese sauce - or a stupendous grilled cheese sandwich.
Wine Pairing: Whites from Alsace, Savoie or Piedmont are great pairings. Look for something with medium to full body, but good minerality.