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Sap Sago Cheese - 3.17 oz cone

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For something new, introduce your guests to this hard, low-fat, pungent grating cheese produced only in Glarus, Switzerland. Also known as Swiss Schabziger®.
Sap Sago Cheese - 3.17 oz cone
Sap Sago Cheese - 3.17 oz cone
Sap Sago Cheese
Sap Sago Cheese - 3.17 oz cone
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Sap Sago Cheese, also known as Swiss Schabziger®, is a hard cheese that comes packaged in a 3.17-ounce cone. 

This almost fat-free cheese is for the more adventuresome, and you'll find that a little goes a long way. It can be kept at room temperature (although we keep it under refrigeration).  It is imported from Switzerland.

History and Production of Sap Sago Cheese

Sap Sago has been made for more than 1000 years in the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland.  Its production, using fresh, skimmed Alpine cows' milk, has remained unchanged for centuries.

The milk is heated and soured naturally. Then the raw cheese is salted and flavored with the Alpine herb blue fenugreek, a special variety of clover thay makes the cheese so healthy and gives it its characteristic aroma and attractive green herb color. The natural product is matured for over 5 months, during which time it develops its typical tangy flavor.

On April 24, 1463, the citizens of Germany approved by plebiscite a law on the production, storage, and labeling of the world's first branded product. Today Sap Sago is made and sold by employing the most modern techniques, yet keeping with traditional values.

Have Fun with Sap Sago Cheese

Sap Sago's uses are endless -- grate it over boiled or baked potatoes, noodles, pasta, pizza, soups and salads and even over apple and cherry pies. The Swiss often mix Sap Sago in equal parts with butter for a very tasty spread on fresh breads.

To easily grate Sap Sago, take a look at our Zyliss Classic Restaurant Rotary Cheese Grater.  Sap Sago also comes as a powder, saving you the work of grating the cone.

  • Made in: Switzerland
  • Known as: Swiss Schabziger and Sap Sago
  • Ingredients: Skimmed cows' milk, blue fenugreek (clover)
  • How use: Grated over potatoes, pasta, pizza, soups, salads, popcorn, buttered bread, apple and cherry pies
  • Unique qualities: Almost fat free, keeps without refrigeration (take note of the best-use date on the container)
  • Companion product: Sap Sago Herb Cheese Powder, Zyliss Classic Restaurant Rotary Cheese Grater

Sap Sago Cheese:


Skimmed cows' milk, salt, blue fenugreek (clover). Aged over 150 days.

The actual product shipped may differ in ways which Homestead Market considers to be non-material from the description of the product set forth herein. Pictures and listed ingredients may not reflect manufacturer up-dates, new formulas and re-formulations. Please inspect the product closely upon receipt and contact Homestead Market if you are not satisfied with the product which you receive.
This product should be used only in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Please read all information about the product before use. Pay particular attention to any warnings or cautionary statements from the manufacturer. If you are uncertain about the use of a product, consult the manufacturer before using the product.


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For something new, introduce your guests to this hard, low-fat, pungent grating cheese produced only in Glarus, Switzerland. Also known as Swiss Schabziger®.

Customer Reviews

187 reviews

  • 5

    Sap Sago Cheese

    Posted by Curt on 13th Jun 2024

    Favorite for 80 years. Wonderful service for product which is increasingly hard to find. Thank you.

  • 5

    Sap Sago cheese is awesome to taste, and adds a zing to anything savoury that just cannot be beat. Mixing it into either butter or cream cheese makes a spread that's great straight on a slice of bread. Putting it in Mac & cheese blows it out of the r

    Posted by Bart on 30th May 2024

    Homestead Market is the only place I can get this cheese, and I'm glad I found them.

  • 5

    Love this Sap Sago cheese!

    Posted by Heidi on 24th May 2024

    I grew up eating 'ziger as a special treat when my parents would serve it as a specialty from Switzerland. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it in years. I was thrilled when I saw it at Homestead Market!

  • 5

    Love it - Sap Sago

    Posted by Daniella on 7th Mar 2024

    First tried this heaven (Sap Sago) in Germany. The best cheese for little toasts with butter or you can put it in a dip.

  • 5

    Sap Sago cheese

    Posted by Susan on 1st Feb 2024

    I've eaten this since I was a child...around 65 years. Love it!

  • 5

    Sap Sago Cheese

    Posted by Michael on 28th Jan 2024

    My grandfather started serving it to me over 70 years ago. Keep it in stock.

  • 5

    Sap Sago cheese

    Posted by Dev on 18th Jan 2024

    A very good cheese, been looking for it for a while. Underrated.

  • 5

    Schabziger - Sap Sago

    Posted by Ursula on 8th Jan 2024

    Just as I remember from way back in Switzerland. Very versatile, giving distinct added flavor to many recipes! The one and only: "je ne sais quoi" with food made even tastier.

  • 5

    Sap Sago Cheese

    Posted by Victoria on 8th Jan 2024

    Delicious and will always order from this company.

  • 5

    I'll recommend

    Posted by Richard on 5th Jan 2024

    I am very happy with the promptness in which the product was shipped and the quality is Amazing. I've used sap sago my entire life and I can't say that I have have tasted any better.