Sap Sago is a skimmed milk cheese from Switzerland with so much flavor you would never know it was low-fat. It is a hard cheese, used mostly for grating but brings a lot to any dish it touches. The interesting flavor comes from the blue fenugreek that is added for several reasons; health benefits, characteristic aroma and flavor, as well as a beautiful and distinctive green color.
Grate Sap Sago Cone cheese, also sometimes referred to as Swiss Schabziger, over pizzas, pasta and noodle dishes, boiled or baked potatoes, soups and salads. If you are feeling brave, try grating Sao Sago over a fresh fruit pie for an herbaceous flavor that won’t soon be forgotten.
If you are looking for an interesting way to incorporate Sap Sago into your next cheese platter, try blending equal parts softened butter with grated cheese as a delicious and traditional spread for breads and crackers.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.