Swiss cheese

  1. a firm, pale-yellow cheese made originally in Switzerland, typically made from cow's milk and having many holes.

Origin of Swiss cheese

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby Swiss cheese Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Swiss cheese in a sentence

  • Food blogger Petrit Husenaj shares his favorite sandwich—Swiss cheese and chocolate.

    Would You Eat This Sandwich? | Petrit Husenaj | October 4, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • A cold leg of chicken, a Swiss cheese sandwich, a piece of apple pie and a bottle of milk would appease hunger when hunger came.

    The Firebug | Roy J. Snell
  • “Carrying barrels of holes from a Swiss cheese factory to be made into crullers,” chuckled Lester.

British Dictionary definitions for Swiss cheese

Swiss cheese

  1. a hard white or pale yellow cheese with holes, such as Gruyère or Emmenthal

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