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Swiss cheese is pale in color and has holes in the cheese. It originated in Switzerland. It is also know as Emmentaler. Questions about Swiss Cheese should go here.

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How do you melt raclet cheese?

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The word raclette means "to scrape" and that is how the cheese is eaten. The original herdsman would put a wheel of the cheese above the campfire where it would melt. As it did, they would scrape off the top layer of melted cheese to eat before the rest could melt. In Switzerland, some still melt it over a campfire. However, now there are also raclette machines and grills that are used for melting the cheese. There are special utensils for scraping up the melted cheese and applying it to the desired foods. Read more: What Is Raclette Cheese? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5045798_raclette-cheese.html#ixzz23FNrrBDu
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Which cheese has more calories Swiss or American?

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Swiss and American cheeses both typically contain the same number of calories.
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Why does Swiss cheese have holes in it?

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Cheese (all cheese that is) is made by adding bacteria to milk, which produces lactic acid and helps give the cheese its taste. One specific bacteria added to Swiss cheese called Propionibacterium shermani produces carbon dioxide. Due to the density of the cheese, the carbon dioxide forms bubbles, which get larger and eventually burst, leaving the trademark holes. More recent research suggests that these bubbles form around microscopic debris in the milk, which compromises the structure of the cheese in those spots. Swiss cheese has gotten less holey over the years, and some scientists credit that to cleaner modern milking methods—fewer particles means fewer holes. Cheesemakers call these holes "eyes" and can control their size by adjusting the temperature, acidity, and curing time of the cheese.
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How much does a slice of Swiss cheese weigh?

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Hi! a sclice of Swiss cheese weighs by its thickness and smallness and i would say about 2/16 of an ounce maybe if this is helpfull than take my word for it
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Can American cheese grow mold faster than Swiss cheese?

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Absolutely not american kraft cheese is fake cheese and swiss cheese is real!
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Does Nabisco still make the Twiggs crackers?

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Ive seen them here in SC but they are a rare find just like the Swiss cheese crackers.. 4-2-10 Twigs snack sticks sesame and cheese by Nabisco have been discontinued begging of 2010 the # is 1-800-622-4726, they said if they get a good response to bring them back they might , Alan 11-2-10 Found out that Twigs have been discontinued since at least 2008. Called the number listed above for Nabisco, which is a division of Kraft. I actually spoke to a person in the U.S.! They have no record of Twigs anymore in their database and were no help. R.I.P. Twigs. I will miss you. -Sean
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Can chickens eat cheese?

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Yes of course! chickens will eat almost any scraps, thus making them good, diverse animals to keep. They can definitely eat white cheese because there is no dye in it. We tried this with our chickens. Our chickens went mad for the cheese. The one that got almost all of them was our chicken, Chicken Licken. She is white. We notice that chickens that are laying eggs need more protein than our other chicken Chimpmunk who is four months old and not yet laying eggs. Our third chicken, Feather, she eats a lot of worms and stuff (slugs, etc.) and she's laid the most eggs. Because they are so precious we haven't eaten them (the eggs) yet.
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Does Nabisco still make Swiss cookies?

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According to Nabiscoworld.com this cookie has been discontinued. http://www.nabiscoworld.com/misccontent/contactus/contact.aspx?m=cu_faqsingle&cat1=10&Faq_Question_ID=1570 Actually, "Snack Pack" variety Swiss Cookies are STILL made by Nabisco for vending , and sold by the case online for around $49.99 (120 ct); Simply Google, then make room in your freezer!!
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Is Swiss cheese made from cow's milk?

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What we know as Swiss cheese, as with the vast majority of cheeses made in Switzerland, is made from cow's milk.
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How do you get free cheese on transformice?

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At Christmas, people can gift you with cheese. Other than that (I don't know if it still works, but try it!) type /facebook into chat, and you might get 20 free cheese. It only works once with every user. It worked for me, and I'm pretty sure it still works. Also if you go on menu, click change password and put your email you get 40 more and a an earing for free.
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How many calories in low fat Swiss cheese?

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One slice of low-fat Swiss cheese contains about 50 calories, on average.
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What is the difference between Swiss and gruyere cheese?

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Gruyère is a type of Swiss cheese. There are lots of other types of Swiss cheeses, for example Emmental, Appenzell.
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How do you say Swiss cheese in french?

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The word swiss cheese can be pronounced as "fromage suisse".
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What is the difference between Swiss cheese and mozzarella?

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Well, first the Mozzarella (italian) is buffalo cheese (with high water content). There's no "swiss cheese" - there are a lot of different ones from Switzerland. They are mainly produced with cow milk.
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Is it safe to eat Swiss cheese while pregnant?

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Hello, My wife ate Swiss chesse when she was pregnanat and no problems occured. I have never heard of it ever being a problem however in relation to cheese generally I have seen warning labels on a small number of French / Swiss cheeses recently sold in the UK which are a speciality as they are unpasteurised and hence a risk if pregnant. So as long as you avoid unpasteurised cheese you should be fine. Paul
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Is Edam cheese a Swiss cheese?

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No Edam is from the Netherlands.
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What is the scientific name of Swiss cheese?

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It's really just called Swiss cheese.
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Why is cheese called cheese?

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The word can be traced to the proto-Indo-Euorpean root "kwat," which means soured or fermented. As for the second part of your question, that is true for nearly every word.
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Does deli turkey and Swiss cheese have msg or gluten?

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Deli meats, including turkey, almost always have MSG. The best way to get turkey with no MSG is to get turkey meat from an actual cooked turkey. Swiss cheese can have msg. Read the package for details. Major brands, like Kraft, typically have MSG. Keep in mind that the few ingredients then the less like of msg. Neither item should have naturally occurring gluten.
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Why does Swiss cheese have holes?

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Swiss cheese has holes in it because of bacteria passing gas. Contemplating a typical piece of Swiss cheese, the majority of whose holes, by USDA regulation, must measure between 11/16 and 13/16 of an inch in diameter, you may think: Here was a little microbe with a serious case of indigestion. But actually it's the work of armies of microbes, specifically Propionibacteria shermanii. The P. shermanii consume the lactic acid excreted by other bacteria (the ones that cause the milk to turn into cheese in the first place) and belch, toot, and otherwise exude copious amounts of carbon dioxide gas. This produces what the Swiss cheese industry, hoping to distract from the reality of the matter, calls "eyes." It's a beautiful, natural process, with the advantage that it enables cheese makers to charge good money for a product that by law is partly air. However, the air/cheese ratio will be changing soon. It seems Swiss cheese with big holes fouls up modern slicing machinery. So the industry is now asking that the regulations for Grade A Swiss be revised to make the average hole only three-eighths of an inch in diameter -- one quarter the area it is today. Small-hole Swiss is now classified as Grade B, which commands a lesser price.
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Can you freeze Swiss cheese?

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Yes. Texture is slightly altered, but otherwise it's perfectly ok. If you use a microoven to defrost it, make sure you do so very slowly, as Swiss cheese tends to melt very easily.
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How many calories in Swiss cheese?

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Calories in Swiss Cheese In Swiss (or similar cheese) there are: approx 57 calories in 1 cubic inch of Swiss cheese approx 105-106 calories in each ounce or 28g of Swiss cheese approx 371 calories in 3
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