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    Sub for Gruyere cheese?

    I'm cooking a new recipe for risotto today and it calls for ¼ cup Gruyere cheese. I can't afford to buy Gruyere right now..is there another cheese I could sub? The recipe also has 1/4 cup Parmesan. Thanks!

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    You can sub Swiss, Emmantaler or Jarlsberg.

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    Even Havarti will work.

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    I once used Comte in place of Gruyere--slightly cheaper, but I am not sure by how much. Trader Joe's suggested this sub.

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    I would have expected Compte to be more expensive? But if that's an option I'd do that or Emmental. Cheapest (and least flavor) would be Jarlsberg.
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    Why not just double the Parmesan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    Why not just double the Parmesan?
    I think the Gruyere (or substitute) melts really gooey and yummy. Parmesan doesn't have the same texture, IMHO.

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    I've always used Parmesan in risotto. The rice itself provides the creaminess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    Why not just double the Parmesan?
    That's what I ended up doing and it tasted great. I also cooked it in my pressure cooker and it turned out very creamy and yummy! Sure beats stirring constantly.

    Thanks to all of you for your replies with subs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dishtodish View Post
    I'm cooking a new recipe for risotto today and it calls for ¼ cup Gruyere cheese. I can't afford to buy Gruyere right now..is there another cheese I could sub? The recipe also has 1/4 cup Parmesan. Thanks!
    To paraphrase Bill Clinton, I feel your sticker shock. I have some WOW recipes with Gruyere but substitute Jarlsberg until I make it for company or State Fair competition (BTW the State Fair judges love Gruyere).

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    You people do not want to go to the cheese store with ME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by margeslp View Post
    To paraphrase Bill Clinton, I feel your sticker shock. I have some WOW recipes with Gruyere but substitute Jarlsberg until I make it for company or State Fair competition (BTW the State Fair judges love Gruyere).
    Sticker shock is exactly how I felt when I saw the price! I believe Gruyere was 6 oz. for $13.99!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canice View Post
    you people do not want to go to the cheese store with me!
    Funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dishtodish View Post
    Sticker shock is exactly how I felt when I saw the price! I believe Gruyere was 6 oz. for $13.99!
    I bought some with a friend this morning at a pricey cheese store and it was $19.99/pound - considerably less than that. I wonder how that can be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canice View Post
    I bought some with a friend this morning at a pricey cheese store and it was $19.99/pound - considerably less than that. I wonder how that can be?
    I have no idea. If you figure it out let me know!

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