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Emmenthaler Swiss

$18.99/LB
Wanna be a contender? This heavyweight from the heart of Switzerland sure is, tipping the scales at 200 pounds. Made from the raw milk of cows grazing in the Alps, this is the original "Swiss" cheese (holes and all). Murray's selects wheels aged 12 months for balanced sweetness and sharpness and a long nutty finish. Its subtlety and meltability make it incredibly versatile—it's the perfect snack with fruit, the required base for fondue and an ideal sandwich topper. A knockout with Riesling.

Just the facts

Country Switzerland
Region Emmental
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 10 months
Cheese Type Swiss and Nutty
Wheel Weight 200 lbs.
Pairing Recommendations

Pour a glass of...

  • Merlot

    A smooth and medium-bodied wine with a more rounded flavor than other reds. Dark fruits are present but with minimal tannins and no noticeable spice.
    Pair with: Earthy tommes like Toma Walser, mellow Fontina, or a lightly aged goat cheese like Leonora.

  • Riesling

    This food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.

    Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
    Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinky Alsatian Munster (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).

    Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
    Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.

     

  • Lagers and Kolsch

    Lager, Dunkel, Schwarz, Pilsner, Kolsch Ale

    Lagers run the gamut from crisp, pale Pilsners to dark-malted Dunkels and Märzens. Flavors are typically approachable and mellow, a delicate balance of toasted bread, gentle sweetness, and mild hop bitterness for structure.
    Pair with: Almost any firm, mild cheese like Tomme de Savoie or Landaff Creamery Landaff.

Reviews
Cave Aged Emmenthaler Swiss zoom

Makes a great cheese plate with...