Lacy Swiss is so named because when sliced, the white to ivory colored slices look like lace. It is sometimes mistakenly called baby Swiss because it has a similar appearance. Both cheeses are marked by smaller and more prevalent holes compared to the traditional Swiss cheeses made in Europe, such as Jarlsberg, emmenthaler and gruyere. American-made lacy Swiss is a product with a significant difference in taste and ingredients. Like many Swiss varieties, lacy Swiss is made from cow milk. However, instead of being made from whole milk and occasionally cream, lacy varieties are made from lowfat milk and have a delightfully light and nutty flavor, but a lower calorie and sodium content than original Swiss.