French Emmental

January tends to be a pretty slow month for us at the Vineyard Markets, so you can imagine my excitement when I’m sent a new cheese to try. This time around, it’s French Emmental. Now, I know it’s not brand-spanking new, but we haven’t had it in my store for as long as I can remember, so I’m excited to share it with you!

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French Emmental is a classic cheese, some may call it Swiss-style due to its characteristically large holes throughout. Made in the Alsace region in France, Emmental has a slightly springy, yet slightly creamy texture and a mildly nutty flavor. To be honest, it almost makes me think of a combination between Havarti and Gruyere! Sounds a little odd, I know, but it’s actually really nice.

With such traits, French Emmental makes a delightful snacking cheese, yet it also melts beautifully. Try it grated atop your French Onion soup for a twist on the classic, or use it mixed into your favorite fondue–or pretty much for any type of melty-cheese application. Try snacking on it with your favorite Chardonnay or even Red Burgundy.

Currently available at your local Vineyard Market!

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Please inquire with your local Bottle King for availability and tastings.

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