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Is Gruyere Vegetarian?

Gruyere cheese is typically considered vegetarian-friendly, as it is made from cow's milk and contains no animal rennet.

Animal rennet is an enzyme derived from the stomach lining of young calves, which is traditionally used in some cheese production processes.

However, it's worth noting that cheese production methods may vary, and some manufacturers may use alternative types of rennet or enzymes.

If you follow a vegetarian diet, checking the label or contacting the cheese manufacturer to confirm the rennet source before purchasing is good practice.

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