Swiss Cheese Cooking Tips• When melting Swiss cheese, avoid high heat which can cause the cheese to become rubbery. This is a special concern for low-fat versions.
• If necessary, shredded Monterey Jack cheese may be substituted for shredded Swiss cheese in equal measures. The taste will not be the same, but it should be quite palatable.
• Gruyére, Emmentaler, Swiss cheese, and raclette may be used interchangably in recipes.
• 4 ounces Swiss cheese = 1 cup shredded.
• Avoid any Swiss cheese with a gray rind. It is an indication of age and/or poor packaging.
• When serving block Swiss cheese as an appetizer or dessert, give it about 30 minutes at room temperature to get the full benefit of the flavor.
• On the other hand, if you need to grate Swiss cheese, be sure it is cold.
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