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Old 12-27-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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Substitute for Gruyere on French Onion Soup?

I want to make the onion soup in Anthony Bourdain's book "Les Halles" (I think someone here recommended that recipe)

My brother hates Gruyere and Swiss, but loves all other cheeses.

What would you recommend that would enhance the soup?

Lee

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Old 12-27-2006, 08:14 PM   #2
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Try provolone. It's melts and stretch just like gruyere but is very mild, like mozzarella.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:42 PM   #3
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Try provolone. It's melts and stretch just like gruyere but is very mild, like mozzarella.
Ditto - unless just using mozzarella is safer.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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Provolone (smoked is really good!) is good. Maybe even try Muenster. We like both and have even used a gouda.
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:53 AM   #5
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Emmentaler is good as well.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:33 AM   #6
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Asiago, even white cheddar. Tradition is one thing. Just good hard melting cheese would be fine.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:53 AM   #7
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How about mozzarella??
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:32 AM   #8
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I was going to suggest white cheddar also. Isn't it sacrilege to dislike gruyere??? ;)
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:35 AM   #9
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Fontina is fairly mild and melts really well.
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