Swiss Cheese Day
Swiss Cheese Day puts this cheese in the spotlight and gives it the recognition it deserves!
Swiss cheese has a long history. It dates back to the 1300s, when Swiss people began making their own cheeses. They started out making soft cottage cheeses, but eventually became experts in hard cheese making.
In 1815, the first industrial cheese factory was founded. This allowed for increased cheese production and marketing. The popularity of Swiss cheese increased as the standardizations were made and the methods were then adopted on a worldwide scale.
Even though cheeses may be made in many other countries, the labels can help customers determine if the cheese is truly from Switzerland.
A special label is applied to Swiss cheese made in one part of Switzerland. This label is known as the Appellation d‚ÄôOrigine Protegee (AOP) label and only ten Swiss cheese varieties actually have it.
The IGP (Indication Geographique Protegee), which indicates that cheese was made in Switzerland, is another label. It means at least one of the production steps has been done in the original area.
Swiss cheese is exported, and has been a worldwide hit, but the Swiss love to eat their own cheese. Some researchers have estimated that over 185,000 tons of Swiss cheese is consumed each year in Switzerland. This amounts to just 48 pounds per person.
Swiss Cheese Day was created to recognize all that goes with the classic and delicious cheese that is loved around the world. Swiss Cheese Day is a day to appreciate, learn and enjoy all things related to Swiss Cheese.
Swiss Cheese Day is a great opportunity to enjoy the classic flavors and deliciousness of this wonderful cheese. These are some fun ways to celebrate the occasion:
Start with something simple, like a sandwich made with Swiss Cheese Day ingredients and sliced items for fondue. These are some ideas to celebrate the day.
These trivial facts about Swiss Cheese Day are worth sharing to help spread awareness and inspire others to celebrate this wonderful day.
The Gruyeres Cheese Festival, which is held in this small medieval town, doesn’t happen until later in the year. Swiss Cheese Day is the ideal time to plan to attend the Swiss Cheese Festival, which takes place in the town.
Enjoy the celebration of Swiss cheese with traditional music, cheese tasting events and demonstrations. Swiss culture is celebrated with flag throwing and Alpine horn blowers.