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Swiss

Swiss cheese is a generic name for several related varieties of cheese. It is an American version of the Swiss Emmental and is known for being shiny, pale yellow. While it has a firmer texture than baby Swiss, its flavour is mild, sweet and nut-like. It has a savory, but not very sharp taste. Some types of Swiss cheese have a distinctive appearance. Some cheeses have holes known as 'eyes' while some do not. Swiss cheese without eyes is known as 'blind'.  But in general, the larger the eyes in a Swiss cheese, the more pronounced its flavour!

The process of Swiss cheese making is designed in a way that no rind forms on the cheese. It can be eaten with fruits such as apples, pears, grapes and thinly-sliced prosciutto ham and salami. Fruity white wine, aged red wine, crane-raspberry juice, tomato or vegetable juices also prove to be great pairs for Swiss cheese.

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Family: Swiss Cheese
  • Type: hard, artisan, processed
  • Fat content: 7.8 g/100g
  • Texture: firm
  • Rind: rindless
  • Colour: pale yellow
  • Flavour: nutty, sweet
  • Vegetarian: yes
  • Producers: Various
  • Synonyms: American Swiss Cheese

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