Finntastic Swiss Cheese

The use of Swiss cheese as a generic name for a type of cheese (as opposed to a descriptor of national origin) is not common in the United Kingdom, where the cheeses are usually distinguished individually. As well, that type of cheese is called fromage suisse (Swiss cheese) in Canadian French usage, but not in European French-speaking countries.

Many Finnish traditional dishes are prepared by stewing them for a long time in an oven, which produces hearty but bland fare. Famines caused by crop failures at 19th century caused Finns to improvise by eating, for example, bread made from pine bark (pettuleipä), which was nutritious but rock-hard and anything but tasty.