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This popular cheese originated in central Switzerland and usually has the large “eyes” we’ve come to expect when we think of “Swiss” cheese. The eye development comes from the addition of Propionic bacteria which produce gas during a warmer phase of the aging process. However, to get the really big eyes you need a really big wheel of cheese. Traditionally, these cheese wheels weighed in at over 200 pounds! As a home cheesemaker, your smaller sized batch will still have the classic sweet, nutty flavor of a delicious Emmental cheese, so don’t be too disappointed if the eyes are a bit smaller and less well-defined.