Bonus Trivia

Why does Swiss Cheese have holes?

Swiss cheese is made by heating milk from a cow at high temperatures and then lifting the curd from the whey in one mass in a fine-mesh net. This mass is then shaped into blocks, salted with strong brine, wrapped to prevent drying, and stored for six to eight weeks to ferment at 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The holes are formed during this part of the process when bubbles of carbon dioxide gas are liberated by bacteria used to promote fermentation.


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