Swiss

No, the moon is not made out of Swiss cheese. However, its surface does bear a striking resemblance to that of this crater-filled, ivory-white cheese. The tradition of making Swiss cheese in 200-pound wheels began in the Middle Ages when cheesemakers were taxed on the number of pieces they produced rather than total weight. Wisconsin cheesemakers carry on this tradition today as they continue to produce excellent cheese with perfectly formed eyes.

FLAVOR

Mellow, buttery, and nutty.

GOES WELL WITH

Crackers, apples, pears, grapes, figs, honey, pistachios, and olives.

PAIRS WITH

Cabernet Sauvignon, Lager, Merlot, Pale Ale, Pinot Gris, and Weiss Beer.