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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.
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.
Swiss cheese is usually found in the cheeses section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Swiss cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 cup, diced||132|
|1 cup, melted||244|
|1 cup, shredded||108|
|1 cubic inch||15|
|1 slice (1 oz)||28|
|British (UK) term:||Swiss cheese|
|en français:||fromage suisse|
|en español:||queso suizo|
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