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Emmental

(ĕm`əntäl), valley of the Emme River, W central Switzerland. In a region devoted to farming, cattle raising, and dairying, it produces emmenthaler, also called Swiss cheese.
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The next week, move to the French-speaking region of Switzerland for a taste of croque monsieur -- the French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich made with Emmental, and fondue featuring Emmental, Gruyere, and Appenzeller.
BAKED to a perfect crunch, the strong emmental flavour makes these an acquired taste.
There were more holes in Basel's defence than a delicious block of Emmental cheese and with City silkier than a bar of Lindt chocolate they cut through Basel with all the precision of a Swiss army knife at St-Jakob Park.
Signature dishes include Bottarga Pasta, al dente spaghetti noodles sauteed with fish roe with anchovies, capers and three kinds of olives; Fried Portuguese Sardines with Garlic Red Rice and Egg; and Parma Ham and Emmental Sandwich with a side of chips.
INGREDIENTS (576 calories per servinG) 11 sheets of filo pastry 60g (2 oz) butter, melted BEEF LAYER INGREDIENTS 30g (1 oz) butter 1 kg (2 lb) lean minced beef 1 tbsp plain flour 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp caster sugar Salt and black pepper SPINACH AND CHEESE LAYER INGREDIENTS 625g (11/4 lb) spinach leaves, tough stalks removed, roughly chopped 90g (3 oz) mature Cheddar cheese, grated 90g (3 oz) Gruyere or Emmental cheese, grated 125g (4 oz) full-fat soft cheese 2 eggs, lightly beaten METHOD 1.