I believe Tramontina bought the Gourmet Standard Stainless steel line. Cook’s Illustrated rated the Gourmet Standard up there with All-Clad. They also rated the Tramontina as a best value. Look at the Tramontina cookware set at Walmart - it says "Gourmet" cookware set on teh box. Plus it has aluminum up the side like Gourmet standard had. Interestingly, not all of Tramontina has aluminum up the sides. Possibly only the ones they obtained from Gourmet Standard. I'm not sure they are the same but I really think they are.