Scalloped potatoes with cheese and chopped herbs
Gruyère Is The Rich, Salty Cheese You Need To Boost Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes consist of potato slices baked in a cheesy, creamy sauce to create a comforting, hearty meal. If you want the most flavorful cheese, try using Gruyère.
Whether you’re using one cheese or a mix, Gruyère can enhance the dish with its nutty yet sweet flavor, which complements the potatoes and gives the dish a nice richness.
To incorporate Gruyère, make sure to grate it fresh yourself rather than buying a pre-shredded option. This helps the cheese melt and provides the proper, creamy consistency.
If you can’t find Gruyère, you can achieve a similar flavor with a cheese like Comté, which melts well and has a similar nutty, sweet flavor with additional salty and smoky notes.
You can also try Parmesan or Manchego, which have a similar nutty-sweet flavor, but hard cheeses don't melt as well, so make sure to freshly grate them to a fine consistency.