Swiss cheese may refer to any cheese made in Switzerland. It is a hard pale yellow cheese with many holes due to the fermentation process which creates the cheese.
The true swiss cheese is Swiss Emmental or Emmentaler. It has a creamy texture and large holes. The longer the cheese cures, the larger the holes will be.
Swiss cheese can come in any size. It is a smooth hard cheese. It always has holes.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Swiss cheese is excellent sliced, cubed, or grated. Slices can be placed on sandwiches. Swiss cheese is generally cubed as a snack. Grating is the preferred method when one wishes to melt swiss cheese.
Conserving and Storing
Swiss cheese must remain refrigerated.