Swiss cheese


: a hard cheese characterized by elastic texture, mild nutlike flavor, and large holes that form during ripening

Examples of Swiss cheese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anny’s Fine Burgers, Santee and Kearny Mesa: Choose from 32 half-pound Angus-beef burgers, like the Monster Burger topped with baked pastrami, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, mayo and honey mustard. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2024 Each burrito combines two eggs, six strips of bacon (which is the same amount as the Baconator), breakfast potatoes, American cheese slices and Swiss cheese sauce in a tortilla. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 It’s topped with melty Swiss cheese, a pile of peppery arugula and rich, caramelized onions. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2024 Imagine a slice of Swiss cheese, with random holes where a fraudster can get through. Kaleigh Rogers, ABC News, 19 Apr. 2024 Cubes of French bread soak up all the savory goodness of broth, white wine, garlic, and onions, then bake in an eggy Swiss cheese mixture. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 16 Apr. 2024 The burger list includes a variety of options with bacon, pastrami, Swiss cheese and ranch toppings. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 11 Apr. 2024 The bridge collapse, like other calamities, is probably the result of overlapping low-probability failures, said Edward Tenner, a historian and expert on disasters — akin to what happens when, by chance, the holes in a stack of Swiss cheese slices line up perfectly. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024 Top the bottom half of each pretzel roll with several slices of corned beef and top with Swiss cheese. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Swiss cheese was in 1783

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“Swiss cheese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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