Definitions

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  • n. A hard, straw-colored, cow's milk cheese with a nutty flavor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a smaller of the four Swiss breeds

Etymologies

Named for the Appenzell region of Switzerland (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ever make a three cheese fondue with emmentaller, gruyère, and appenzeller?

    At the Mauve Café.

  • I would expect emmentaler, appenzeller, or gruyère.

    The Next Morning Café.

  • I myself have always had a weakness for women's feet, and I hate people who tell jokes in which feet are associated with the odor of certain cheeses, like appenzeller, camembert, gorgonzola.

    Journey to Gorgonzola

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  • Clearly, it's a typo. WeirdNet is referring to Swiss breads.

    March 22, 2009

  • I think it's breeds of yodellers.

    March 21, 2009

  • Your unwillingness to consider the breeding capability of cheeses cheeses me off.

    March 21, 2009

  • Image search seems equally split among hens, dogs, cheeses, and Swiss people.

    I guess we might reasonably rule out cheeses, which don't normally breed (unless one is talking about casu marzu, in which case all bets are off).

    That narrows it down to three options.

    March 21, 2009

  • Breeds of what, Weirdnet?

    March 21, 2009