allgauer emmentaler

Allgauer Emmentaler

allgauer emmentaler

Allgauer Emmentaler is the German version of Emmental cheese. Aside from its mild, nutty flavor, Allgauer Emmentaler is known for its characteristic holes, which are formed by carbon dioxide that is unable to escape the rind of the cheese.

recipes featuring Allgauer Emmentaler

Origin Germany

Production & Aging Cooked pressed cheese. This cheese matures for more than three months.

Appearance Flexible but firm with cherry-sized wholes throughout. The cheese is yellow-gold in color with a brownish-yellow rind.

Taste & Texture It has a mild nutty flavor as well as a pungent smell.

Allgauer Emmentaler


  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese


  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4