Emmentaler cheese

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From 4,10 per 200 gram

With its large holes, this cheese is the most famous cheese in Switzerland. The creamy cheese has a bitter tinge and is best known for being a regular ingredient in cheese fondue.


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Emmentaler cheese is the ultimate boss of Swiss and French cheeses . It is a delicious semi-hard cheese from cow’s milk, also known as “gatcheese”. Emmentaler is produced in both Switzerland and France.

At the Hollandskaashuis we sometimes have Swiss and sometimes French Emmentaler in stock, so it is possible that you will receive one of both. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you in advance which variant.

A classic from the mountains

Emmentaler is a 46+ cheese , which means that the cheese contains 27% fat, which makes it full of flavour. The cheese is recognized by its large holes that form during ripening. A whole Emmental cheese is very large, with a diameter of almost one meter this cheese is a real giant.

If you want to know everything about this classic , we have listed all the questions in our blog.

A delicious taste

This semi-hard cheese made from cow’s milk is very tasty . The cheese also contains a lot of calcium . Calcium is good for the bones. The cheese can be melted very well and is therefore ideal in a cheese fondue . We have the traditional recipe for Swiss cheese fondue and you can find it here.

Emmentaler is a traditional cheese

Emmentaler cheese owes its name to the valley where it comes from. This valley is located on the river Emme in Bern. About 12 kg of milk is needed to make 1 kg of cheese . Milk has been made in this valley since the 13th century. It is the oldest cheese in Switzerland and has an important place in Swiss and French culture.

The cheese made in this region is certified with the AOP quality mark , which stands for ” appelation d’origine protégée “. There are many requirements for this quality mark, so this organization guarantees that all cheeses with their quality mark are genuine authentic cheeses. T he Emmentaler from the Hollandskaashuis naturally complies with the AOP quality mark.

Suitable for vegetarians

Because this cheese is made with microbiological rennet, it is suitable for vegetarians !

This Emmentaler cheese is lactose-free

According to the traditional recipe, this cheese matures for 6 months. During these months of maturation, the lactose in Emmental cheese is naturally converted into milk sugars . As a result, the amount of lactose is nil* ( less than 0.1 gram per 100 gram ).

Wine combination

If you are looking for a matching wine with this delicious cheese, we recommend a fresh Chardonnay from Maison Lorgeril . If you order today, you can enjoy this delicious combination tomorrow.

Additional information

Weight0,20 kg
Land van herkomst

France, Switzerland


cow's milk, pastturized


hard cheese








cow's milk


Yes< 0.1gr per 100gr

Vegetarisch of vegan



unrefrigerated, Worldwide


200 grams, 250 grams, 300 grams, 400 grams, 500 grams, 1kg, 85 kg (whole cheese), 42.5 kg (half cheese)


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