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Difference Between American and Swiss Cheese

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American vs  Swiss cheese

Cheese comes in many varieties, including different flavors and colors. The American and Swiss cheese are two different cheeses that are widely preferred. Though they might have certain similarities, both the American cheese and Swiss cheese are different.

A processed cheese, American cheese, may come in yellow, orange or white colors and have a mild flavor. On the other hand, Swiss cheese is related to a variety of cheese found in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US and that resembles Swiss Emmental. The Swiss cheese comes with a piquant but not that sharp taste.

One of the differences that can be noticed between American and Swiss cheese is that the later one molds faster as it is made from only milk. On the contrary, no molds are grown in American cheese as it contains preservatives that prevent its growth.

Moreover, coming to the health aspect, the Swiss cheese is healthier than the American cheese. This is because Swiss cheese is not processed as like the American cheese.

Another noticeable difference between American and Swiss cheese is that the later ones come with holes. The holes in Swiss cheese are formed because of the development of air pockets as the cheese ripens.

When comparing the texture, the American cheese has a smooth texture than that of the Swiss cheese. The Swiss cheese comes in semi-soft texture.

When comparing the nutritional contents, the Swiss cheese comes with a calorie of 106 and the American cheese comes with 96 calories. When a slice of Swiss cheese

Contains 7.78 g fat, 26 mg Cholesterol, 7.54 protein, 0.37g Sugar, 1.51 g Carbohydrate, one slice of American cheese contains 7.39 g fat, 23mg cholesterol, 5.37 protein, 1.83 g Sugars and 1.97g Carbohydrate.

While the Swiss cheese comes with 5 per cent of vitamin A, 22 per cent of calcium and no iron, the American cheese comes with 16 per cent of Vitamin A, 57 per cent of Calcium and three per cent of Iron.

Summary

1. American cheese has a mild flavor. Swiss cheese comes with a piquant but not that sharp taste.

2. Swiss cheese molds faster. On the other hand, no molds are grown in American cheese as it contains preservatives that prevent its growth.

3. Unlike American cheese, Swiss cheese has holes.

4. American cheese has a smooth texture than that of the Swiss cheese. The Swiss cheese comes in semi-soft texture.


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