When you think of cheese, the first thing that usually springs to mind is Emmental and Switzerland. With its holes and unique flavour, Emmental is unmistakable and the cheese counter has been unimaginable without it for a long time.
However, there was a dispute over its name for many years. The fact is that the cheese was invented in the early 19th century in Emmental. However, this type of cheese wasn’t just enjoyed by Swiss cheese lovers but was met with enthusiasm beyond the Swiss borders too.
Other countries, for example France, Germany and Austria, started to produce this cheese soon afterwards too and called it Emmental too. The Swiss were only able to have the term “Emmentaler AOP” protected in 2000. At this point in time, the name was already spread all over the world though.