Why Does Swiss Cheese Smell Like Feet? (Revealed!)

Piece of cow's milk Maasdam cheese on wooden cutting board over dark concrete background

Well, that sounds appetizing, doesn’t it?  But you have to admit it, Swiss cheese often really does smell like feet! Some people enjoy this pungent smell, whereas others are put off by it and won’t even try the cheese.  It’s a very distinct odor, so where does it come from? …

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Is There Swiss Cheese Without Holes? (Explained!)

Cheese and wine on a wooden background

If you are familiar with Swiss cheese, then you will have noticed that its identifying characteristic is that there are holes in it! Have you ever wondered why? I am only talking about Emmental, as other cheese produced in Switzerland, such as Gruyere does not have holes. How did the …

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