Here are some of the best Emmental cheese recipes that you can whip up at home, including sandwiches, casseroles, and more!
If you consider yourself quite the cheese aficionado, I’m sure Emmental is on your favorites list.
Dating back to the 14th century when it was first cited, it is one of the old Swiss classics that has always been popular.
Traditionally made from part-skim, unpasteurized cow milk, it is characterized by its “eyes” or holes, which is the effect of its fermentation process.
As its namesake, Emmental originated in the Emme River valley in the region of Bern, Switzerland.
Over the centuries, the use of it in recipes has continued to evolve.
Here is a rundown of Emmental cheese recipes you can try.
From classic fondues to sandwiches, it adds a nutty, sweet, almost fruity flavor to your dish.
It falls under the semi-hard cheese category which pairs well with chardonnay, fruity red wines, sparkling wine, and aperitif wines.
Aside from it being a staple in charcuterie boards, it also blends well with other cheeses such as gruyere, parmesan, and aged cheddar.
Melt it with these cheeses and enjoy a mouth-watering fondue which you may find interesting at #7.
If you’re looking for a filling lunch or just a light supper, check out the sandwiches for a single serving or even casseroles for a shared meal.
Also called ‘Cubano,’ it is a pressed sandwich that traces its history back to the nineteenth century.
It is pressed to a golden crisp on a griddle which melts the Emmental until it oozes at the sides.
Now if that doesn’t make you salivate, I don’t know what will.
Ingredients include: Cuban bread, roast pork, ham, cheese, and pickles.
Also called Brittany crepes, Breton Galette is a type of French crepe that is usually served with savory fillings.
In this recipe, the melted cheese topping fuses the flavors of the ham and egg enveloped in the buckwheat crepe.
Though it seems like a basic breakfast item, you can also have it for lunch or dinner because it’s just that awesome!
Ingredients include: Buckwheat flour, eggs, olive oil, ham, and pepper.
If you’re looking for a light yet filling dish, this savory meal with various flavors and textures is for you.
It will surely be a hit among your friends in brunch or lunchtime gatherings.
You can serve it with a dry white wine too.
Ingredients include: Leeks, unsalted butter, whipping cream, eggs, pepper
Try out this delightfully hearty dish for seafood lovers.
Impress your guests with a perfectly browned top crust with a smorgasbord of fresh seafood and melted Emmental in every scrumptious bite.
Ingredients include: Butter, leeks, shallots, diced fish fillet, and prawns.
Some may say it’s just like any other ham and cheese sandwich, but you can jazz it up by adding a generous amount of Bechamel sauce.
Dubbed the King of grilled cheeses, it is stuffed with at least three types of cheese.
Ingredients include: Unsalted butter, sandwich bread, dijon mustard, ham, and parmesan.
Next on our list is another grilled cheese.
Make no mistake, though.
This is no ordinary grilled cheese sandwich.
Brimming with the combined aromatic and sweetness of the caramelized onion, this quick recipe is one that you can easily make and certainly enjoy.
Ingredients include: Rye bread, thyme, butter, mushroom, and parmesan.
As the name obviously suggests, this chicken and pork recipe will surely pep up your ordinary weeknight dinner.
The ingredients are just a few and quite easy to come by.
Easy to prepare yet tastes impressive enough for entertaining guests.
Ingredients include: Chicken breast, sage, prosciutto, salt, and pepper.
8. Swiss Fondue
Add a more elegant touch to an ordinary night with a fondue pot for dipping cubed bread, apples, cured meats, roasted potatoes, and even filet mignon if you’re up for something fancy.
Ingredients include: Gruyere, cornstarch, garlic, and dry white wine.
9. Tarte Flambe
Classified as a savory tart, it is also called flammekueche or flame bread.
Though it looks similar to pizza, it has quite a different mouthfeel as it is made with unleavened bread.
Its crust is distinctly thin and crispy when baked to perfection.
Ingredients include: Flour, sunflower oil, smoked bacon, crème fraîche, and onion.
10. Mac And Cheese
Who says Mac n’ Cheese is only for kids?
You can follow this recipe when you’re feeling like having a little throwback to your childhood but with a bit more sophisticated taste.
Ingredients include: Onion, elbow macaroni, butter, dry bread crumbs, and all-purpose flour.
Macaroni and cheese, as we have proven time and again, is a match made in casserole heaven.
Add to that cubed Black Forest ham and sourdough bread, and this might be a bit fussier to prepare, but it will be well worth your effort.
Ingredients include: Black Forest ham, whole milk, butter, flour, and sourdough bread.
Rushing in the morning?
This quick recipe is easy to make yet hearty enough to get you through until lunchtime.
The spinach and the oozing Emmental cheese make the dish sweet, creamy, and nutty.
Ingredients include: Spinach, eggs, salt, and pepper.
13. White Pizza
They say you could never go wrong with pizza.
Always the best-seller on the menu, this version of white pizza or pizza bianca (if you want to make it sound more posh) is straightforward and minimalist.
If you’re looking for something not so complicated to prepare, just throw in the meat and top it with Emmental.
Sit back and enjoy this on your Netflix and chill nights.
Ingredients include: Onion, bacon, olive oil, ready-made dough, and peppercorns.
The combination of the pillowy pasta and creamy Emmental cheese sauce makes an exciting meal that even kids can enjoy.
It’s so easy to make too; it can be your go-to comfort food after a long day at work.
Ingredients include: Whole milk, butter, bacon, whipping cream, and gnocchi.
Eat them as an appetizer, side dish, or even as a dessert.
This cheese-infused pastry is so delectably savory you can pass it around at parties along with wine, patés, and other hors d’oeuvres.
Ingredients include: Unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, eggs, and water.
The bottom line
With this roster of Emmental cheese recipes, you will surely appreciate how Emmental cheese is quite a versatile ingredient.
Remember to store it properly to maintain its freshness and quality.
You can stow it in an airtight container or wrap it in food-grade paper before putting it in the refrigerator.
Although it does not stay that long in the fridge, you could also freeze it and use the leftovers immediately in other snacks and dishes.
Be open to reinventing these recipes, and you might just discover even tastier dishes that suit your palate.
- Cuban Sandwich
- Breton Galette With Ham
- Leek & Emmental Cheese Quiche
- Seafood Gratin
- Croque Monsieur
- Emmental & Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken
- Swiss Fondue
- Tarte Flambe
- Mac And Cheese
- Cheese & Macaroni Casserole With Ham And Sourdough
- Spinach & Emmental Omelette
- White Pizza
- Seared Gnocchi With Emmental Cream Sauce
- Emmental Cheese Puffs
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