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.
- 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.
For something new, introduce your guests to this hard, low-fat, pungent grating cheese produced only in Glarus, Switzerland. Also known as Swiss Schabziger®.
I first had Sap Sago cheese when I was a little girl and my mother would get it from our local A&P (this shows you how long ago that must have been!). This cheese is very hard to find in stores and I was over the moon when I found that Homestead Market sells and ships! I went ahead and ordered 2 of these little cones of deliciousness and I am pretty much almost done with the first 1! I beg of you good people at Homestead Market - please never stop carrying and shipping these little cones of stinky but yet tasty bits of manna from heaven!
I am a 63 YO Man. I remember my Mother mixing Sap Sago cheese with butter. I enjoy it Very much because it is both distinctive and salty. Homestead Market has been one of the only places to make this product available. I have ordered from them before and all is perfect.
This cheese isn't for everyone but my husband loves this cheese!!
Exactly what I wanted
I grew up eating this cheese, the older I get the harder it is to find. It has a very sharp flavor. Grate if really fine and sprinkle it on buttered bread, pasta or gnocchi. It's super flavorful.
I love this cheese!
I always order multiple cones of this when it's available, immediately grate it and pop it in the fridge. It adds the perfect flavor to everything with marinara sauce, from spaghetti to pizza. Homestead has been a reliable source of this for years.
Deliciousness at it’s finest!
I have known this cheese for most of my life and I just love it. Use it over pasta or in sauces to give them a nice flavor.
This is an interesting cheese that my 90 year old mother absolutely loves. It's very hard to find locally. She grates the cheese and has it on toast with butter. The package arrived very quickly and she was thrilled!!!