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Harzer Käse where to buy

Hello does anyone knows where to buy this kind of cheese here in Switzerland ( Zürich area ), it is called Harzer käse.
Migros was selling it some years ago but now they stopped.

I am mostly interested because it is a super low-fat high protein cheese and I tried it before.

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Re: Harzer Käse where to buy

It's German, so try there.

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It's German, so try there.

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I would like to not go to Germany just to buy some cheese since for 99% of the products I can find them here.
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Re: Harzer Käse where to buy

Great post! I share your crave for Harzer.

I have not found it here in many years, unfortunately. Also not anything that is close. Importing cheese is not something the Swiss are easy to convince of, and even many Germans would argue that this is not even cheese.

So, across the border it is.
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Great post! I share your crave for Harzer.

I have not found it here in many years, unfortunately. Also not anything that is close. Importing cheese is not something the Swiss are easy to convince of, and even many Germans would argue that this is not even cheese.

So, across the border it is.
I guess it is harder than I thought
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At least you are in ZH and have a 24 pass to Baden Wurttemberg. In case you go, they have a variety of Harzer in the Kaufland in Konstanz. And you can smuggle a crate for me as well.
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I guess it is harder than I thought
If you wait another two weeks, it usually gets softer and smellier
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Hello does anyone knows where to buy this kind of cheese here in Switzerland ( Zürich area ), it is called Harzer käse.
Migros was selling it some years ago but now they stopped.

I am mostly interested because it is a super low-fat high protein cheese and I tried it before.

Thanks
If you're often in Zurich city you could try Jelmoli (cheese humidor) or one of the little cheese stores, e.g. chäslaube or chäslädeli in Seefeld or chäsegge in Oerlikon (and many more). They might not have the same but could potentially recommend another sour milk cheese. I personally don't know Harzer, is it any similar to Toggenburger Bloderkäse?
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I personally don't know Harzer, is it any similar to Toggenburger Bloderkäse?
From the images I see it looks like it. Known here as Suura Chäs. Certainly available throughout the Rheintal, can't help with Zürich I'm afraid.
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From the images I see it looks like it. Known here as Suura Chäs. Certainly available throughout the Rheintal, can't help with Zürich I'm afraid.
I never tried Suura Chäs, but I understand it is very similar to Graukäse in Austria. This I tried and while it is a similar way to make cheese, the taste is not at all like Harzer I found. It has basically not fat and lots of protein though, so if that what motivates the OP it might be worth a try. From Zurich it is faster to go to Germany than to Rheintal though.
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Re: Harzer Käse where to buy

Try any good cheese shop in town, my neighbours Tritt Käse in the Viadukt market sometimes have it (but not today), but they can order it so I imagine any good cheese shop can too.
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