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Sakura

  • Country of origin: Japan

  • Type: soft

  • Vegetarian: no

Sakura cheese has soft and creamy texture which first originated in Hokkaidō, Japan. It is a very famous cheese in Japan as it has won a gold medal at the Mountain Cheese Olympics in Appenzell, Switzerland The cheese is creamy white and its taste is enhanced with mountain cherry leaves. Actually the meaning of Sakura is "cherry blossom" in Japanese. You can combine the cheese with noodles, salmon or rice .

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Other cheeses from Japan: Kiri, Tenshi