Glico Cheeza: Best Japanese Cheese Crackers for Beer
The hot summer season, perfect for icy chilled beer, is just around the corner here in Japan. When Japanese people think of snack food for beer, what comes to many people’s minds is probably Otsumami (おつまみ).
Kamaboko and those dried squid are traditional Japanese foods with a long history. Meanwhile, when it comes to modern Japanese Otsumami, I think Chiitara is one of the most loved varieties.
Other than Chiitara, there are a bunch of Otsumami with a distinctive umami taste, and those Japanese treats all go perfectly with beer. Out of them, today, I picked up one of my favorites for this blog article.
Glico Cheeza Cheddar Cheese Flavor
What I introduce today is this Glico Cheeza Cheddar Cheese Flavor. It is a relatively new product from Glico, but it’s already gained wide popularity and become one of the standard Otsumami.
I love this flavor because these crackers have lots of umami from cheddar cheese, which suits my taste. In fact, the crisply baked dough contains plenty of fresh cheese.
Specifically, the Glico Cheeza contains as much as 53 percent of natural cheddar cheese, and the other main ingredients include milk sugar, starch, salt, fermented seasoning, onion seasoning, and yeast extract.
As mentioned above, these cheese crackers are delightfully savory and super delicious with lots of umami. Also, the texture is pleasantly crispy, making the overall snack so decadent!