Nowadays Emmentaler AOP is produced in around 125 village dairies from fresh, untreated milk which comes from cows whose diet consists of grass and hay. No silo feed for these cows!
The round cheese wheels have a diameter of 80-100 cm and weigh between 75 to 120 kg. Size, tradition and exceptional quality ensure that Emmentaler AOP is the uncontested "King of Cheese" worldwide. Emmentaler AOP is produced in various degrees of maturity for every taste and intended use: from the nutty-mild 'Classic' (matured for a minimum 4 months), to the distinctive tangy 'Réserve' (matured for a minimum of 8 months) to the full-flavoured 'Höhlengereiften' or 'cave-aged' (matured for a minimum of 12 months).