What is swiss cheese?
Swiss cheese is an alpine-style cheese inspired by cheeses made in the mountains of Switzerland. It's made from cow's milk that's mixed with several strains of bacteria that give the cheese its nutty flavor.
Why does swiss cheese have holes?
The iconic holes in swiss cheese, also known as "eyes", are made when the bacteria that help to give swiss cheese its personality release carbon dioxide and form little bubbles of air pockets. Cheesemakers can control the size of the holes by altering acidity, temperature, and the time the cheese is allowed to mature.
What is baby swiss cheese?
Baby swiss is an American invention that is slightly milder, sweeter, and creamier than standard swiss cheese. Baby swiss is made in smaller wheels that require less time to ripen. Because the maturing process is shorter, baby swiss has smaller "eyes" or holes than the large wheels of standard swiss cheese.