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A Swiss cheese, known as Sapsago in the U.S.A. and also going under the names Glarner, Glarnerkase, Gruner Kase, Gruner Krauterkase, Krauterkase, Schabziger, or simply 'Green Cheese'. It's a rock-hard cows milk cheese, made with skimmed milk or whey - sometimes mixed with buttermilk - made in the Swiss canton of Glarus. The curious colour and flavour comes from blue melilot (Melilotis Coerulea), a herb brought back by crusaders and still only found in the area where the cheeses is made. Schabziger is only used as a 'condiment cheese' (for grating) - and often sprinkled on bread or local dishes.

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