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Cheese, Swiss

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About This Food

Description

Despite its name, it was actually American cheesemakers, not Swiss, who modernized Swiss cheese production.

Previously, the only way to protect Swiss wheels as they ripened was to allow a hard rind to form. However, with the introduction of plastic packaging, which keeps moisture in but allows carbon dioxide to escape, rindless Swiss cheese in blocks were developed.

Swiss is made with part skim milk, is full-flavored, buttery, and nutty and aged at least 60 days.

Because cheese is essentially milk that is condensed it is important to choose Swiss cheese made from organic milk, free from hormones.

Selecting & Storing

Choose organic Swiss cheese and keep refrigerated. It pairs well with apples, pears, and grapes; for wines try fruity white wines like Riesling; red wines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Calcium
Good Source of
  • Protein
  • VitaminB12
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)cheese

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Calories: 106

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
7.78 g
Saturated Fat
4.98 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.04 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.27 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
99 g
ALA
99 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
25.76 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.51 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.51 g
Sugars
0.37 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
7.54 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
232.4 IU
5%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
12.32 IU
3%
Vitamin E
0.11 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.02 mg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.94 mcg
16%
Vitamin K
0.7 mg
1%
Folate
1.68 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.08 mg
5%
Thiamin
0.02 mg
1%
Choline
4.34 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
221.48 mg
22%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.06 mg
0%
Magnesium
10.64 mg
3%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
158.76 mg
16%
Potassium
21.56 mg
1%
Selenium
5.1 mcg
7%
Sodium
53.76 mg
2%
Zinc
1.22 mg
8%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
19.6 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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