Definition of Emmental in English:

Emmental

Line breaks: Em¦men|tal
Pronunciation: /ˈɛməntɑːl
 
/
(also Emmenthal)

noun

[mass noun]
  • A kind of hard Swiss cheese with many holes in it, similar to Gruyère.
    More example sentences
    • Unlike Gruyère, Emmental has a dry rind free from micro-organisms.
    • It's essentially our version of a Swiss cheese called Emmental.
    • Four sorts of cheese are usually used: Appeuzell, Gruyere, Emmenthal and Foutina.

Origin

from German Emmentaler, from Emmental, the name of a valley in Switzerland where the cheese was originally made.

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