Before moving to Switzerland, I hated Swiss cheese. You know, that cheese with the holes in it. That stuff that was called "Swiss" cheese but was made in America and tastes like rubber. I hated it, and I thought that when we moved to Switzerland that I would hate fondue and anything with "Swiss" cheese in it. After living here, I can say that the stuff I hated in America was definitely not Swiss cheese. The cheese here is magnificient. Even the stuff with holes in it (here it is called Emmentaler) is delicious. I could easily eat an entire block of cheese every day.
Cheese is a serious business here and at the grocery store you will find that a large section is dedicated to cheese. There is even a cheese counter where you can ask for specialty cheeses to be cut for you:
|More of the cheese counter|
There are hundreds more types of cheeses to choose off the refrigerator shelves. You can even find cheddar cheese... but here it is not pink. No pink cheese in Switzerland
|Part of the cheese refrigerator section|