Denis Balibouse

Cheese maker and farmer Alexandre Murith holds a wheel of cheese for delivery at the ripening cellar at Le Commun mountain pasture chalet in Gruyeres, western Switzerland, July 7, 2013. During the summer grazing season, starting mid-May to mid-October, the fifth generation Murith family produce a distinctive mountain pasture Gruyere cheese. Each wheel of cheese weighs between 25-40 kilograms, and takes a minimum of six months to mature. Some 200 wheels are produced each year from the unpasteurized milk from his herd of cows and sold locally. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse