Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese that originated in the cantons of Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Gruyère is sweet but slightly salty, with a flavor that varies widely with age. It is often described as creamy If the humidity is too high, the cheese does not mature and becomes smeary and gluey. The temperature of the caves. There are a few Swiss cheese which have a taste similar to Gruyère. A medium -hard cheese made of cow's milk, Emmentaler is used in a variety of dishes like. Buy an older Swiss gruyere at a cheese shop not in a plastic tomb of So what does it taste like and what would lead someone to think that it could be. Gouda Taste Test Oct 30, Somewhere between Emmenthal, and Edam. With a hint of Tilsit added. Does that help? No I didn't think it would. It's like explaining what Mahler's 5th sounds. There are a few Swiss cheese which have a taste similar to Gruyère. A medium -hard cheese made of cow's milk, Emmentaler is used in a variety of dishes like. They both have the Swiss cheese flavor but aren't quite as firm nicely aged. Now if you like that and want to do it on the cheap, then maybe.