Swiss-born alpine cheeses all have a long shelf life, and because they are low-moisture we recommend storing them tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or plastic bags. But don’t leave this one out too long since it can get slightly crispy at the edges.
Substantial reds, light fruity whites and old world beers are great with emmental. For wines, we suggest zinfandel, syrah, merlot, riesling, grüner veltliner and sauvignon blanc. For beers, bock, stout, porter and weiss beer.
In our opinion, fondue without emmental is simply melted cheese. It’s so nutty, fruity, creamy and melty. We love to pair Wisconsin emmental with Wisconsin potatoes whether melted over or into gratins, hash browns or home fries. Throw slices of it onto a reuben with some slivered onions. Send your thank you notes to Wisconsin.