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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

I like a good Cheddar myself.
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

What is your favourite Swiss cheese?

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I like a good Cheddar myself.
Unless you know of a good one made, here, then it kinda defeats the object of the question.

What do you class as a good cheddar?
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Unless you know of a good one made, here, then it kinda defeats the object of the question.

What do you class as a good cheddar?

He means an Emmentaler ! Cheddar to me is Emmentaler-UK
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He means an Emmentaler ! Cheddar to me is Emmentaler-UK
Actually, a Brit friend of mine once told me that he found Appenzeller to be the closest to cheddar.

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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

1) Goat Cheese with Fig
2) Vacherin
3) Gruyere (24 Months)
4) Raclette Cheese with Truffles
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

With potatoes or bread, I love Appenzeller, Gruyère, Tonneau, Emmenthaler.

A good Tomme vaudoise is lovely, and you can even bake it in the frying pan to melt it at the core.

Nothing beats a nice multu-veg soup with chunks of Gruyère in the place which melts with the hot soup. Yummy!
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Gruyère surchoix
Vacherin
Vacherin Mont d'Or

Most of the other popular Swiss cheeses, such as Emmenthaler and Appenzeller I find pretty bland.

I highly recommend a fondue fribourgois, made with 100% Vacherin and melted over a bain marie. No wine, no schnapps added, just a little water. Sublimely creamy and delicious, but very rich. I can never eat as much of it as I can a moitié-moitié.
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He means an Emmentaler ! Cheddar to me is Emmentaler-UK
There is no comparison except, perhaps, that they are the most popular in their respective countries
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Actually, a Brit friend of mine once told me that he found Appenzeller to be the closest to cheddar.

Tom
If somebody is used to whatever sort of Cheddar and than in Switzerland looks for an equivalent, he may land up with Appenzeller

I was used to Emmentaler and in London looked for an equivalent and landed up with "standard" Cheddar (there are many sorts of Cheddar), which I then accepted as "Emmentaler without holes". Emmentaler in London was about twice the price as in Zürich. And with the UK£ then still at CHF 8.72, Britain was a fairly expensive place. It then within 3 months became more affordable when the Pound gradually went down to 8.52
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Gruyère surchoix
Vacherin
Vacherin Mont d'Or

Most of the other popular Swiss cheeses, such as Emmenthaler and Appenzeller I find pretty bland.

I highly recommend a fondue fribourgois, made with 100% Vacherin and melted over a bain marie. No wine, no schnapps added, just a little water. Sublimely creamy and delicious, but very rich. I can never eat as much of it as I can a moitié-moitié.
Do not forget that in case of the various sorts of Emmentaler and Gruyère (Greyerzer) a lot depends on your choice of mustard

And Gruyère and Emmentaler generally are similar, but each has variants like Surchoix, mild, etc.

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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

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Most of the other popular Swiss cheeses, such as Emmenthaler and Appenzeller I find pretty bland.
You are clearly trying the wrong type of Appenzeller, as the good ones have far more taste than any Gruyere or Vacherin.

BTW, when I make fondue I use equal parts of Appenzeller, Vacherin, and Gruyere.

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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

I used to really enjoy the Mushroom Double Swiss at Burger King until they discontinued it a while ago (maybe 10 years?) Does anybody know what kind of cheese they used in that?
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

1. the smoked cheese they sell in our local dairy
2. Tête-de-moine
3. Gruyère surchoix
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

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... and, of course, Schabziger:



It took a while, but I finally developed a taste for it. Mmmmmm....
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

I am dribbling on my keyboard reading this.



Mmmmmmmm bergkase mmmmmmmmmmmmmm gruyere mmmmmmmmmmmmm raclette mmmmmmm
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Found these Hanfkäse at Cheese Festival. Hm, can't remember what they taste like...
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

I bet it's a vicious circle of munchies>cheese>more munchies>cheese>munchies....
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