scrumptious Swiss Cheese Dog Treats

dog cheese treats

Did someone say cheese! I absolutely love cheese any kind of cheese, hard cheese, soft cheese any kind cheese, expect perhaps blue, or real strong cheese. I also like to consider myself a dog wagging connoisseur of cheese and I know what I like. Our cheese dog treat recipe is sure to please even the most discriminating cheese loving dog, due to we pack it with a lot of tasty cheese! For this recipe in honor of Switzerland we have been using a cheese made in Switzerland called Tilsiter.


Cheese on a market in Basel, SwitzerlandTilsiter cheese:


A light yellow semi-hard smear-ripened cheese, created in the mid-19th century by Prussian-Swiss settlers, the Westphal family, from the Emmental valley. Tilsiter has a medium-firm texture with irregular holes or cracks. Commercially produced Tilsiter is made from pasteurized cow‘s milk. It has been manufactured in Switzerland since 1893. Swiss Tilsiter is mainly produced in 3 varieties. A mild version (green label) is made from pasteurized milk, a more strongly flavoured one from fresh, unpasteurized milk (red label), and the yellow-labeled “Rahm-Tilsiter” is produced from pasteurized milk with added cream. We use the green label! It’s really tasty and you might want a little on some hearty brown bread.


However the best part about the recipe is that you can use a number of different type of cheeses that makes your dog howl! Also if your dog is lactose intolerant you can choose a lactose free cheese or a tofu or soy cheese.


cheese buscuits for dogs


Okay let’s bake some Cheese dog treats




  • 310 ml (1 cup and 1/4) of whole wheat flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) of Tilsiter cheese (or your dog’s favorite cheese)
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) of un-sweeten apple sauce
  • 30 ml (2 tbl.) olive oil
  • a pinch of cinnamon (about 1/4 tsp.)




  1. Preheat oven to 200º (400º F)
  2. Grab a large bowl and add grated cheese and flour and mix
  3. In a small bowl whisk the egg
  4. Stir in apple sauce and oil to whisked egg
  5. Make a well in the flour and cheese mixture
  6. Add egg mixture and stir
  7. Get your paws in and make a nice dough
  8. Grab your cookie sheet and either lightly spray or use wax paper to line.
  9. Roll out treat size treats and place on cookie sheet. They can be close together, due to they do not expand.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or a little longer if you made big treats for big dogs.
  11. Turn oven off and let biscuits cool in the oven.
  12. Once cooled, call your dog (however they will probably already be in the kitchen due to the treats smell amazing while cooking.) and give them a homemade cheese dog treat.


notes: makes about 28 5cm (2 inch) biscuits. You can freeze the dough and the biscuits last about 2 weeks in the fridge or freeze them for longer.

Cheese is a good source of calcium and protein for dogs. However dogs that are watching their weight, remember cheese is quiet rich, so I would not suggest indulging in this cheese treat.   However, if you’re active, and don’t eat too many then this is a treat you’ll need to tell your humans about. It’s a delicious treat to add to your baking  treat list.


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