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Swiss cheese

What is swiss cheese? About the ingredient swiss cheese. Including 543 recipes with swiss cheese, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Swiss cheese  is a generic name in North America for several related varieties of cheese which resemble the Swiss Emmental.

Some types of Swiss cheese have a distinctive appearance, as the blocks of the cheese are riddled with holes known as “eyes.” Swiss cheese has a piquant, but not very sharp, taste.

Swiss cheese without eyes is known as “blind.

Swiss cheese slices

In general, the larger the eyes in a Swiss cheese, the more pronounced its flavor because a longer fermentation period gives the bacteria more time to act.

This poses a problem, however, because cheese with large eyes does not slice well and comes apart in mechanical slicers. As a result, industry regulators have reduced the eye size necessary for a Swiss cheese to receive the Grade A stamp.

Baby Swiss  and Lacy Swiss  are two varieties of US Swiss cheeses. Both have small holes and a mild flavor.

Baby Swiss is made from whole milk, and Lacy Swiss is made from low fat milk.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, diced (132g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 501Calories from Fat 330
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 36.7g 56%
Saturated Fat 23.5g 117%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 7.1g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1.7
Protein 35.5g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 104% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Swiss cheese is usually found in the cheeses section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Swiss cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does swiss cheese weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, diced 132
1 cup, melted 244
1 cup, shredded 108
1 oz 28
1 cubic inch 15
1 slice (1 oz) 28

In Chinese:瑞士奶酪
British (UK) term: Swiss cheese
en français:fromage suisse
en español:queso suizo

Recipes using swiss cheese

There are 524 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Amazing Sour Cream Mushroom Quiche
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Asparagus and Bacon Quiche
Asparagus Mushroom and Cheese Tart (Low Fat)
Aspragus, Bell Pepper and Mushroom Omelette
Au Gratin Turnips and Potatoes
Authentic Jimmy Dean Country Breakfast Casserole with Two Cheeses
Bacon, Cheese, and Tomato Sandwiches
Bacon-Asparagus Quiche
Baked Asparagus and Mushroom Omelet
Barr's French Onion Soup

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