Emmental, Emmentaler AOC, Emmenthal, or Emmenthaler is a cheese from Switzerland. It is sometimes known as Swiss cheese, although Swiss cheese does not always imply Emmental.
The cheese originally comes from the Emme valley in the canton of Bern. Unlike some other cheese varieties, the denomination "Emmental" was not protected ("Emmentaler Switzerland" is, though). Hence, Emmental of other origin, especially from France and Bavaria, is widely available. Even Finland is an exporter of Emmental cheese.
Emmental is a yellow, medium-hard cheese, with characteristic large holes. It has a piquant, but not really sharp taste. The holes in the cheese are cause by carbon dioxide gasses, released by active bacteria.
It is a great cheese to cook with and is often used in fondues and goes well with garlic.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.
For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
If the Emmental cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Emmental cheese.
The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns
|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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