Cheese from Switzerland
During several years in Germany, I discovered a cheese that looked like a kind of French cheese, but was finer than the traditional white cheese that I knew in France. The Germans call it Quark cheese (pronounced Kvark). At one time, I found some in Canada, but it did not have the texture and taste of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Quark
Tête de Moine is a Swiss cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. It is a pressed cheese. The production of this cheese dates back at least to the year 1192. Its name comes from a custom of the Prior of the Abbey of Bellelay, who received as payment of tithes, cheeses, numbering as many as […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tête de Moine
Emmental is a Swiss cheese that takes its name from the Emme valley in Switzerland. Emmental is a cooked pressed cheese made from cow’s milk that is produced in industrial quantities. It is one of the most imitated cheeses in the world. In France, Emmental is produced in the Franche-Comté and Savoie. In recent years, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Gruyère is a sharp Swiss cheese made from raw milk, and named after the Swiss town of Gruyères. In France, comté and Beaufort are equivalent to this cheese in flavor. The cheeses are so similar that the French comté and Beaufort are often called French gruyère, which caused some problems in the past with the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Processed cheese was invented by the Germans in the year 1916, however, the Swiss, who produce hard cheeses have exploited this method of recovery of damaged or slightly defective cheeses to make what is called cream cheese. Often these cheeses are mixed with herbs or dried fruit, such as walnuts, almonds, almonds. The cheese called Tome […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you read the story of Heidi, a novel for children, by Johanna Spyri, you have some idea about Swiss culture. Indeed, Heidi, a little orphan girl lives at her grandfather’s cottage, in the Swiss mountains. Her Grandfather prepared a raclette, by melting Bagnes cheese in front of a roaring fire. Raclette is a mountain […]Continue Reading... No Comments.