Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a type of large-holed Swiss cheese.

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

  • n. Swiss cheese with large holes

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Of course I would also say that "authentic" fondue has vacherin fribourgoise not emmental which is certainly more expensive and difficult to find in the US and is only accompanied by crusty whole wheat bread and plenty of white wine to avoid the unfortunate "cheese baby" effect.

    Spot-On: Cheap Eats

  • Your only choice for cheese is one between emmental and gruyère, both of which melt under the merest heat: emmental (or Swiss cheese, as it is known in New Zealand, Australia and North America) is a hard cheese of cow's milk that is nutty and slightly acidic; gruyère is made from cow's milk and is sweet but slightly salty (overall imparting a somewhat mineral quality to a dish).

    The New Year: Croque Monsieur Bake and Cheescake

  • As for being hard of hearing and speaking French like fondue -- or, with an accent as thick as cheese -- an orthophoniste* friend of mine, Isild, would argue that the two are related: that people like me and my neighbor, with accents thick as emmental, are not hearing French words exactly as they are spoken.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Elle voulait du fromage de brebis mais genre emmental quoi pas une buche (j'sais po comment on appelle ca XD)

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • From top to bottom: herbed mini-madeleines, emmental crisps, smoked salmon puffsNext came this emulsion of boudin noir.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • As for being hard of hearing and speaking French like fondue--or, with an accent as thick as cheese--an orthophoniste* friend of mine, Isild, would argue that the two are related: that people like me and my neighbor, with accents thick as emmental, are not hearing French words exactly as they are spoken.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Apres, je me suis rassasié d'un bon panini jambon emmental MIAAAAM!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • I love a simple fresh “oeuf à la coque” (soft-boiled egg) with some good baguette and emmental for a great homey supper as much as i love a sophisticated poached egg with blanched asparagus and sauce hollandaise as much as i love cakes (and you know i love cakes).

    foodbeam » 2005 » August

  • The fondue is a mixture of emmental and gruyere cheeses with a touch of kirschwasser and served with bread, fruit and veggies for dipping.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • A charming young Aussie waiter thanked me sincerely for dropping one of the oddly tasteless emmental choux puffs that launched the stream of unrequested fripperies, and the sommelier recommended affordable wines from a list seemingly targeted at an arms dealer celebrating the sale of six jet fighters to the Saudis.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

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