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Learn About Swiss

There’s more to Swiss cheese than just the holes.

Swiss is a mild flavoured cheese that has a sweet and nutty taste, and shiny, pale yellow appearance.

Said to date back to as early as 1300 in the Swiss region of Emmental. The term Swiss cheeese is actually a phrase coined to describe many varieties of Swiss Emmenthaler.

When you think Swiss cheese do you automatically picture hole-y cheese? These holes are also known as eyes, so a Swiss without eyes is called blind. As a rule of thumb, the larger the holes, the more pronounced the flavour.

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