It has been manufactured by Emmi, master cheese makers since 1782. The Emmentaler cheese-making process is an old tradition, using pure cow's milk and a maturation period of at least four months. This process allows the rind to develop in an entirely natural manner, enclosing an ivory-colored, mild, slightly nutty-tasting cheese with cherry-sized holes. Emmentaler from Switzerland is a delicacy on every cheese platter, a popular dessert cheese, and is a perfect melting cheese for warm dishes. It won the Silver medal in the World Cheese Awards.