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Sap Sago Cheese - 3 oz. cone

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$7.25
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 oz. cone
Sap Sago Cheese - 3 oz. cone
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Description

Sap Sago Cheese is a 100% natural cheese with a deliciously distinctive flavor. The hard, low-fat, pungent grating cheese has a history that dates back to 1463 from the mountains of Canton Glarus in Switzerland. Also known as Swiss Schabziger®, this unique cheese is still manufactured with the same recipe from a thousand years ago. It uses skimmed cow's milk mixed with aromatic blue fenugreek, which makes it so healthy and gives it its characteristic aroma and attractive green herb color.

Swiss Schabziger® comes packaged in a 3-ounce cone. Its 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 for fresh breads.

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

To easily grate Sap Sago, take a look at our Zyliss Classic Restaurant Rotary Cheese Grater.

  • 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, buttered bread, apple and cherry pies
  • Unique qualities: Almost fat free, keeps nearly indefinitely even without refrigeration
  • Companion product: Zyliss Classic Restauranr Rotary Cheese Grater

Sap Sago Cheese:

Ingredients

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

151 reviews

  • 5

    Best U.S. source for this wonderfu flavor-packed cheese.

    Sap Sago has been a mainstay cheese in our home for a couple decades, but it has been harder and harder to find (in the United States). Thankfully we can get it on this website. Although we occasionally flavor some butter with it, we use it primarily for fondue, specifically "Glarner" fondue which we make at least once a month. Recipe: Make/heat a roux (2 tablespoons butter, 2 tbsp flour), slowly add milk (approx 1 cup to 1 and a half) until well heated but NOTover boiled or scolded. Add shredded Gruyère (1/2 pound) a small amount at a time until melted and blended, then mix in some dry white wine (1/4 to 1/3 cup) and a 1/3 cone of Sap Sago (grated). Sprinkle ground white pepper on top and then dip in with your fondue bread. Simple, amazing, incredibly tasty Glarner fondue. So flavourful!Since Sap Sago lasts, you can keep it sealed up in the fridge (we seal the plastic-covered cones in an additional air-tight bag) for a LONG time. It IS a very hard cheese to grate (harder than most Parmesan), so having a good micro plane/shredder is advisable.Well worth trying if you have never had it.

  • 5

    Eating a memory

    Growing up, 50 yo, this was an occasional change on angel hair pasta. To find it and and once again taste a memory. Wonderful!!!

  • 5

    Ms.

    This is one of the only places I am able to find Sap Sago, and for a reasonable price. My grandmother made a dip from Sap Sago for every family holiday. I continue to follow that tradition. It would not be a holiday without Sap Sago. Please never stop carrying this item!

  • 5

    I Cannot Lie - It's Great!

    Since this cheese is often difficult to find and one of my favorites, I would love to tell everybody else to go buy something else instead so I can get more of it all for myself. But grated, it's delicious on everything with marinara sauce, and sometimes on buttered toast as well - if you REALLY love it like I do. It also freezes well for as long as I let it last. Homestead has been a dependable source for me for several years, with never a problem, even when everybody else has run out of sap sago until next season.

  • 5

    buyer

    Just like I remember from my childhood. Thank you!

  • 5

    Queen of my home

    This is the same wonderful cheese my Oma used to make for us when we were children. Grate one cone completely in food processor, then combine with 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese. Eat on celery, on toasted English muffins, any type of cracker. The wrappers have changed over the years, but the flavor is exactly the same. Comfort food at its finest.

  • 5

    So good!

    I come from Bern and having these items available to me is the best! Like having a taste of home! One of my favorite cheeses for sure, of course Gruyere is the best, haha! That's a true "Swiss cheese"!

  • 5

    Ms.

    I love Sap Sago on hot buttered grits. Yummy.

  • 5

    Mr

    I first had this cheese when I was a lad over 60 years ago by my grandma. She would grate the cheese and spread butter over bread then sprinkle on the cheese and make a sandwich. The best cheese ever!! Has a nice bite to it but is not harsh. I crave it now but it isn’t available locally which is a shame.

  • 5

    Mr.

    Like everyone else old favorite of the family, purchased for my dad’s birthday, he just loves it.

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