Cave- aged Gruyère. Classic. Timeless. Endlessly complex. Gruyère is all of these things. Notes of toasted nuts, fruits, spices and myriad of other flavors make this the undisputed king of alpine cheeses and secures it’s spot on our list of “12 cheeses of Christmas.” Try it with chocolate. WHAT?!? Yes. Chocolate. You may be pleasantly surprised. Fun fact: aged in the Kaltbach caves of Lucerne, in Switzerland, an extensive labyrinth of passageways inside a limestone mountain.