Swiss Cheese Union

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The Swiss Cheese Union (German: Schweizer Käseunion AG, pronounced [ˈʃvaɪtsər ˈkɛːzəʔuˌni̯oːn aːˈɡeː]) was a marketing and trading organization in Switzerland which from 1914 to 1999 served as a cartel to control cheese production. To this end, the Swiss Cheese Union mandated production be limited to only 3 varieties: Gruyere, Emmental, and Sbrinz, and bought the entire production and distribution of cheese at prices set by the Swiss Federal Council. It also coordinated the national and international marketing for these three varieties of cheese.

The Swiss Cheese Union was successful in campaigning for cheese fondue and raclette becoming national dishes in Switzerland.[citation needed] Before that, they were both regional dishes.

From 1992 to 1999, the Swiss Cheese Union was the main sponsor of the Swiss National Ski Team.

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