It’s no secret that the Swiss are known for their cheeses.
But what you might not know is that real Swiss cheese tastes nothing like the deli version that they call Swiss. Instead, in Switzerland, you’ll find creamy Gruyère and bold Alpkäse. And quite a few other lesser-known varieties, including my all-time favorite: a cheese made with pine needles, which you can find at the fresh market in Bern, Switzerland.
The man who sells the pine needle cheese also happens to know just about everything there is to know about Swiss cheese in general…down to which cow produced which of his products. Make sure to ask him about everything he’s selling that day.
And do have a bite of the pine needle cheese for me.
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