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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.
Reid says: "Evidence for this latter point comes in the growth of our sliced varieties of Emmental and Brie, including the success of last year's President Brie slices.
Three recipe ideas are featured on the back of the Emmental packs, which have listings in the multiples from the end of this month.
Emmental, Gruyere, and Sbrinz are all mainstays and it has just launched cave-matured varieties into Waitrose.
Although everyday cheeses such as Brie and Edam still dominate, the types driving the strong sector performance are those used for cooking or in salads, such as Emmental, St Paulin, Mascarpone, Gouda and Leerdammer.
The new Brie format follows the launch of President Emmental slices, which were launched into all the major multiples in July 2001.
Lactalis is aiming to create some good fortune for hard cheese with a new burst of TV advertising for its President Emmental brand.
Last year's TV campaign for President Emmental will be repeated this year, plus further support for product launches.
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.