Dairy

Dairy

cheese-wheel.jpgWe pride ourselves in carrying rare cheeses, among them are Tine Nokkelost and Gold medal winning Ridder ost from Norway, SapSago from Switzerland and Canned Cougar Gold from WSU creamery, Washington State.  These are the gourmet cheeses that will be a favorite in any cheese gift basket or cheese hamper. These rare cheeses won't be found at your local cheese shop, but you can buy these cheeses online with us and have them delivered to your door.

Schabziger or sapsago is traditional cheese exclusively produced in the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Schabziger is made from the skimmed cow milk and a special kind of herb, blue fenugreek (Trigonella caerulea), also called blue melilot.  Schabziger was first manufactured by the monks in Glarus, in the 8th century. The exact specification on how to make this cheese was laid down during a Landsgemeinde in 1463. The cheese also has to bear a stamp of origin, making it one of the earliest protected brands.