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What is your favourite swiss cheese?

When I arrived here I made a goal to sample every cheese in the aisle. And while I've made a considerable dent in my two years here, there are just so many options still. Now that my weeks are coming to an end, I'd like to know about your faves (as well as what type it is if you know...hard, soft, rind-washed, etc).
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

1) Appenzeller (preferably Extra)

2) Various Bergkaese, particularly Ticinese or Grigioni

3) Gruyere (preferably Surchoix), Vacherin de Fribourg (aged)

4) Goat Gorgonzola from Mesolcina

5) Ticinese goat cheeses, and soft cheeses

6) Raclette

7) lots of others

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P.S. First had Appenzeller back in the US in '79, sort of why I ended up here.
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

So far only Gruyere and Appenzeller but I am sure there will be more favorites the more I taste.
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Belper Knolle: a hard cheese coated in pepper



... and, of course, Schabziger:



It took a while, but I finally developed a taste for it. Mmmmmm....
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When I arrived here I made a goal to sample every cheese in the aisle. And while I've made a considerable dent in my two years here, there are just so many options still. Now that my weeks are coming to an end, I'd like to know about your faves (as well as what type it is if you know...hard, soft, rind-washed, etc).

For hard cheese I prefer Emmentaler


But I also love the Gerber Käse in their typical packing
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Emmentaler is my fav. fromage suisse
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vacherin_Mont_d%27Or.jpg

Vacherin Mont d'Or
add some white wine, warm it in the oven, eat with crusty bread....
I love the woody flavour, from the pine wood mould.

http://www.google.ch/search?num=10&h....1.MUnA0m6JA-I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacherin_%28cheese%29

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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

One way to quickly try a bunch of different cheeses is to get a käseplatli. They might not be the pinnacle of each cheese varietal, but at least you'll get the idea.

I also like the rosettes and, if you like spicy, this Teufelkerl stuff
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Is that Shabziger a stinker? Soft? We love the stinky cheeses.

Some of our faves (from outside Switzerland) are St.Agur and St. Andre.

In Switzerland I've quite enjoyed La Poya, and a few others that I wish I'd written down.
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

A good Gruyères or Appenzeller. Tete de Moine - you need the machine to scrape the little florets, reblochon (hot as per Sbrinz's recipe)- and in Neuchatel tomme neuchateloise with caraway (cumin). Oh, and so many more
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

My favourite Swiss cheeses are Sbrinz, closely followed by Tete de Moine then Luzerner Rahmkase. yum!
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Not sure I have a favourite. Appenzeller and Gruyere that have been already mentioned certainly rank pretty high.

How about trying some innerschweiz specials: Stanser fladä (see pic) or Bratchäs (melted in a pan and pured over bread).
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Is that Shabziger a stinker? Soft? We love the stinky cheeses.

Some of our faves (from outside Switzerland) are St.Agur and St. Andre.

In Switzerland I've quite enjoyed La Poya, and a few others that I wish I'd written down.
I'm not even sure it is cheese, tbh. It functions a bit like parmesan but it's v herby and v strong. Lovely in butter on pasta or meat.
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

A good Emmentaler reif - from a Käseladerli, and not a Mi-op.
Local bergkäse (Gantrisch/Schwarzsee area).
Mont Vully.

The best Swiss cheeses are always from a Käseladerli (or ab hof for bergkäse), and never a supermarket, so Gruyere and Vacherin, also have to feature.
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Those that stinks :-).

I am not big fan of Emmentaler, there is something wrong with my taste bud .....it tastes like rubber or plastic....
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Blaus Wunder from Christof Räz, a soft creamy blue. Christof is based in the Emmental and makes the only Emmental that i would describe as a great cheese (others can be nice, but they are just Emmentalers).

He's also a really nice guy.
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

Le Marechal, aged Gruyere (surchoix), and we got an amazing 24 month matured cheese at a cheese festival in Elm - some sort of Glarner - similar to a Gruyere.

there is a hard goat's cheese we get at Co-op from the cheese counter that is really good.
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Is that Shabziger a stinker? Soft? We love the stinky cheeses.

Some of our faves (from outside Switzerland) are St.Agur and St. Andre.

In Switzerland I've quite enjoyed La Poya, and a few others that I wish I'd written down.
For me its Appenzeller! Total classic. Go to a fromagerie and ask to sample a couple before buying!

Did you ever try a vacherin mont dor? You must before you go! Schabziger - if you like it, I'll eat my socks and I bet they would taste better than schabziger! Saying that my daughter ate it fine. We did feel guilty though!

La Chaux d'Abel is also a very nice cheese and very local too
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Those that stinks :-).

I am not big fan of Emmentaler, there is something wrong with my taste bud .....it tastes like rubber or plastic....
Totally agree with you!
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Re: What is your favourite swiss cheese?

I used to eat a lot of emmentaler, but that was until I tasted Gruyère... I my gosh, can any cheese be anymore perfect than that? I gained 1kg the first month just by eating cheese of course many others are also very good, like Vacherin. Oh and BTW, I haven't tasted again emmentaler since then... it's just not the same
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