This country never ceases to amaze me. Everything is standardized – down to the kind of cheese you get when you order a sandwich. There’s American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, etc.
Somehow Emmentaler, Gruyere and the many other cheeses from Switzerland got standardized into ‘Swiss cheese’.
And that ‘Swiss cheese’ often tastes best when imported – from Ireland for instance:
It tastes quite good – like a young Emmentaler, but as if it was made from sheep’s milk rather than cow’s milk. Irish Swiss cheese – what a concept!
I must note that it is easy to buy the various different kinds of imported (Swiss) cheeses – but they are of course more expensive.