Swiss Cheese and Related Products

  • Esra Cakir Stephanie Clark


Swiss cheese and related cheese types with eyes include those manufactured in Switzerland (Emmentaler or Swiss), the Netherlands (Gouda and Edam), Italy (Fontina, Provolone and Asiago), Norway (Jarlsberg), Denmark (Havarti) and the United States (Brick, Swiss block and Baby Swiss) (Steffen et al., 1993). Swiss-type cheeses trace their origins to the Emmen valley in Switzerland. Emmentaler, the most popular Swiss cheese, is a large, round wheel, usually weighing about 100 kg (220 lb). Each wheel is about 112 cm (44 in.) in diameter and 15–23 cm (6–9 in.) thick, with a smooth, beige to yellowish rind. Emmentaler is simply called “Swiss cheese” in the United States and is a rindless block (Jenkins, 1996). The main characteristics of Swiss cheese are:


Swiss Cheese Milk Cheese Umami Taste Emmentaler Cheese Propionic Acid Bacterium 
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  • Esra Cakir Stephanie Clark
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  1. 1.North Carolina State UniversityNC

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