Schabzieger is a traditional AOC cheese which is only produced in the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland. It is made from skimmed cows’ milk and a special kind of herb, blue melilot (Trigonella caerulea), also known as blue fenugreek.
The cheese is moulded into cones for 6 to 8 days and these are then dried for 2 to 6 months. It is hard and green with a strong flavour and aroma. It is usually produced in cones of 100 g with a height of 5 cm.
Schabziger was first manufactured by monks in Glarus, in the 8th century. The exact specification on how to make this cheese was laid down during a Landsgemeinde in 1463. It also has to bear a stamp of origin, making it one of the earliest protected brands.
The cheese is sold outside of Switzerland under the name Swiss Green Cheese and in the USA, it is also sold under the brand Sap Sago.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.
For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
If the Schabzieger cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Schabzieger cheese.
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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