At Emmi USA, we know that where your food comes from matters, because it’s important to us, too. That’s why we’re committed to telling you a deeper story about where our traditional cheeses from Switzerland come from.
Each new label on our traditional Le Gruyère, Emmentaler, Tête de Moine, and Appenzeller cheeses depicts icons that represent the region the cheese is made in Switzerland. These symbols are inspired by the ancient Swiss folk art of Scherenschnitte, which translates to “scissor cut”, the traditional art of Swiss paper cutting.
This folk art emerged in Switzerland in the 1800s and remains a tradition today, perhaps because its symbols – cows, mountains, and fir trees – fit the art form perfectly.
The inspiration of Scherenschnitte also symbolizes the art, craft, and skills that are part of our cheesemaking culture here at Emmi.