From Northern Japan, Sakura cheese is similar to ricotta cheese, but lower in moisture and made from whole milk instead of whey. It is a creamy white, and is flavored with mountain cherry leaves.
It is a soft cheese that is a creamy white, and is flavored with mountain cherry leaves.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Eaten alone, with crackers or made into cheesecake.
Conserving and Storing
Last 15 days after it is wrapped or about 10 days from when you receive it. Refrigerate. It continues to ripen after purchasing and they suggest eating it at your desired ripeness. A blue or yellow mold that sometimes grows on it, if it bothers you, just scrape it off.
Most are highly perishable, so check the expiration date when you buy them and keep them tightly wrapped or covered in the refrigerator.