Schabzieger cheese

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Schabzieger cheese


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.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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