Swiss Cheese


My sandwiches have become, and I do not use the word lightly, ……legendary. My coworkers talk about them, and even my students talk about them.  Tomorrow, I am taking one extra sandwich to give to my girlfriend.  While she has had them before, I hope this one is special.

Let me explain a little more. I teach students from all over the world, and all of them have food from their countries to rave about.  When possible, I have been given the opportunity to sample these foods.  Most of the time, I have no other choice but to agree with them on how good these things are–there have been a few cases where I disagree, but those are unimportant.


For years, my Swiss students have complained, sometimes politely, sometimes often very bitterly at the cheese here in Canada.  After joking with them and asking them why there were holes in Swiss cheese (which they claimed was not true) I explained where to get real Swiss Cheese. They balked at the prices (and that should tell you something about how expensive it is) and complained to me anew.

Very recently, a student named Rino, who just finished writing his Cambridge Exams, came to see me and give me a parting gift. As you might have guessed, it was a block of authentic Swiss Cheese.  He remarked that he thought my sandwiches are great, but they could do with an upgrade in the cheese department.

So, tomorrow, for the sandwiches that my girlfriend and I will consume, they will have a fair share of authentic Swiss cheese.

Rather than keep you in suspense, I should tell you that I sampled some while preparing the sandwiches. It was really quite delicious.  The flavour was stronger and sharper than I expected, but somehow also smoother.  As you can imagine, I had more than one sample.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to Swiss Cheese

  1. I found, surprisingly, imported Swiss and Gruyere cheese at Costco. But I prefer to buy them at local delis (German, Polish, etc) where they sell them in smaller quantities. The prices are high, which is unfortunate, but I find that smaller pieces of good quality cheese are better than large pieces of processed (read: too salty) cheese. I often combine slices of cheese with pear, or some good quality crackers. 🙂

    PS your sandwiches look delicious. I also add sprouts, or sometimes arugula, into mine.

  2. Hunida says:

    I am not a huge fan of the Swiss cheese with holes in it but I would love to try the real stuff! How sweet of your student to buy you some & then for you to share with your GF. 😊

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