Definition of Swiss cheese in English:

Swiss cheese


  • [mass noun] Cheese from Switzerland, typically containing large holes.

    • ‘Layer with thinly sliced, snipped prosciutto and grated Parmesan cheese or sliced Swiss cheese.’
    • ‘Certain geologic formations that underlie the dike, and portions of the material that comprise it, bear a striking resemblance to Swiss cheese.’
    • ‘His flannel button town shirt was torn and his jeans sported more holes than Swiss cheese.’
    • ‘This would be a fine accompaniment to a meal-sized toasted honey baked ham bagel, also filled with thick cut Swiss cheese, whole grain mustard, crisp lettuce and a daub of herb-speckled mayonnaise.’
    • ‘The Swiss cheese often used in fondue is emmental, which melts well, whether in the classic kirsch-flavoured dip or in a Chilean-inspired empañada.’
    • ‘The company whose founder was originally from Switzerland, is known for mild Swiss cheese, flavored milk, and freshly churned butter.’
    • ‘Once at our table, we ordered a first course of Swiss cheese fondue.’
    • ‘But what we did is we made a white sauce and put a little reduced sodium Swiss cheese in it, and some low fat sour cream.’
    • ‘One ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami…’
    • ‘On the way home we talked longingly of sleep and filled ourselves enormous sandwiches of Swiss cheese, slivered bell peppers, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, salt, and pepper.’
    • ‘An untitled, wall-mounted bronze casting has hemispheric holes in it that suggest Swiss cheese.’
    • ‘If your shopping list at the deli counter is limited to honey-roasted ham, Swiss cheese and a tub of olives this book will give you food for thought.’
    • ‘The wood was splintery and filled with so many holes it looked like a piece of Swiss cheese.’
    • ‘My friend the Monte Cristo connoisseur reckons the Homestead's triple-decker sandwich of fresh turkey, ham and Swiss cheese is the second best he's had.’
    • ‘A second option is to make a sandwich with ham, chicken, Swiss cheese, or kashkaval for lunch or brunch.’
    • ‘I want you to remember the time we ate Swiss cheese sandwiches on the riverbank, remember that?’
    • ‘She placed it on the stove and went to the fridge and pulled out some bread, butter, and American Swiss cheese.’
    • ‘I eat the Swiss cheese from my ham sandwich and leave the rest behind.’
    • ‘The pork schnitzel with Swiss cheese was especially to be recommended, but there is a substantial Thai and international list of dishes from which to choose.’
    • ‘Top croutons with tomato slices; sprinkle with Swiss cheese.’


Swiss cheese