Scrabble Bingo of the Day: GRUYERE


Scrabble Bingo of the Day: GRUYERE [n]

One of the most famous types of cheeses made in Switzerland, made from the milk of a cow. It's a hard yellow cheese named from its town of origin, Gruyère. The cheese can be spelled with or without the grave accent (`) on the è, though in the United States it's usually without.

GRUYERE [n/pl.] -S  a Swiss cheese

Other cheese types:

* ABONDANCE [n/pl.] -S  a type of cheese from Abondance, France
* ASIAGO [n/pl.] -GOS  an Italian cheese
# BOURSIN [n/pl.] -S  a mild, smooth, creamy cheese without rind
* CABOC [n/pl.] -S  a type of cheese
CANTAL [n/pl.] -S  a hard cheese of France
CHEDDAR [n/pl.] -S  a type of cheese  CHEDDARY [adj]
CHESHIRE [n/pl.] -S  a hard English cheese
CHEVRE [n/pl.] -S  a cheese made from goat's milk
CHEVRET [n/pl.] -S  chevre
COLBY [n/pl.] -BYS  a mild cheese
* DOLCELATTE [n/pl.] -S  a soft, creamy blue-veined cheese from Italy
FETA [n/pl.] -S  a Greek cheese
* FETTA [n/pl.] -S  feta
FONTINA [n/pl.] -S  an Italian cheese
* FONTINALIS [n/pl.] -ES  fontina
FROMAGE [n/pl.] -S  cheese
GJETOST [n/pl.] -S  a hard brown cheese
HAVARTI [n/pl.] -S  a Danish cheese
* JARLSBERG [n/pl.] -S  a hard, mild-tasting yellow cheese with holes in it
KEBBUCK [n/pl.] -S  a whole cheese
MASCARPONE [n/pl.] -S  an Italian cheese
MOZZARELLA [n/pl.] -S  a mild white Italian cheese
MUENSTER [n/pl.] -S  a mild cheese
MUNSTER [n/pl.] -S  muenster
* MYCELLA [n/pl.] -S  a blue-veined Danish cream cheese
MYSOST [n/pl.] -S   a mild cheese
PANEER [n/pl.] -S  a soft white cheese used in Indian food
PARMESAN [n/pl.] -S  a hard, dry Italian cheese
PECORINO [n/pl.] -NOS or -NI  a hard cheese made from sheep's milk
PROVOLONE [n/pl.] -S  a hard, usually smoked Italian cheese
* REBLOCHON [n/pl.] -S  a delicately-flavored soft cheese from France
RICOTTA [n/pl.] -S  an Italian cheese
ROMANO [n/pl.] -NOS  an Italian cheese
SAPSAGO [n/pl.] -GOS  a hard green cheese
SMEARCASE [n/pl.] -S  cottage cheese
TALEGGIO [n/pl.] -GIOS  a soft creamy cheese
TOFU [n/pl.] -S  a soft Oriental cheese made from soybean milk
* WENSLEYDALE [n/pl.] -S  a type of white cheese with a flaky texture

* Only acceptable in Scrabble play outside of North America.
# Incorrectly omitted from the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition.

Bonus word: TUROPHILE [n/pl.] -S  a lover of cheese

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I love Gruyere...makes a fantastic grilled cheese in my opinion. I also really like love Gouda...but don't particularly care for the smoked version.

Interesting enough... Gouda is not allowed in a game of Scrabble. But it follows in the footsteps of other cheeses named after their originating locales (Gruyere, Abondance, Asiago, Cheddar, Colby, etc.), only it's a toponym that has yet to become a common noun.

PS: I'm going to have to try grilled "gruyere"!

It's good!

And that is funny about Gouda. Glad I didn't officially call you out on not-including it! :)

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