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Beating 3,667 contenders, Gruyère is dubbed the Big Cheese! Don’t let it sway the way you vote here, but at the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin, a Swiss Gruyère triumphed over cheeses from 26 nations to take the title of World Champion.

No small feat. It took months of ripening in a mountain cave to produce its pleasingly nutty-sweet character and sophisticated flavour.