Photo Of The Day: Swiss Cheese Meltdown

(AP) — In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, Christian Holdimann inspects a wheel of Emmental cheese in Affoltern im Emmental, Switzerland. The Emmental Show Dairy cranked out 1.2 million pounds (550 metric tons) of cheese three years ago, but now makes a third less and might be forced to cut back to a few wheels a day _ just to show tourists.

(AP) — In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, Christian Holdimann inspects a wheel of Emmental cheese in Affoltern im Emmental, Switzerland.

The Emmental Show Dairy cranked out 1.2 million pounds (550 metric tons) of cheese three years ago, but now makes a third less and might be forced to cut back to a few wheels a day _ just to show tourists. The strength of the Swiss franc is driving down profits in this Alpine nation, poking holes in the finances of making Emmental, popularly known as "Swiss cheese" in North America. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson)

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