Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory crackers remind me of a grown-up version of the Ritz cheese sandwich crackers. I had no idea what to expect nor did I know how popular this snack is in Asia. I have not seen a lot of snacks with cheese or milk in Japan. In my opinion, it is a gourmet snack but worth the price (like many Japanese delicacies). It’s like a grown up version of the Ritz cheese sandwich crackers. Have you tried Japan milk or Japan cheese in snack form?
The outer layer is slightly more complex than the buttery Ritz cracker but gentle enough to bite into. The cheese filling isn’t as processed-tasting or soft but still dissolves on your tongue. These are individually wrapped and on the small side. I’d say you need 2-3 to be satisfied unless you savor it slowly (which may be, at that price wouldn’t be a bad idea).
My first thought was the cheese filling reminded me of cream cheese. It’s not as sharp as the Ritz cracker cheese filling but still has a slight tart taste. It’s so different, especially the honey flavor, because of the drop of extra sweetness. The cheese tasted the same to me in each, although they’re different. I’m not a big honey fan, so maybe I noticed it more and why I prefer the salted flavor.
Flavors & Products
On their website, they list three products. You can buy the cheese crackers in packs of 10/20/40. They retail for about $15-19 USD for a 10-pack on various sites. These should be savored as they run a little high in price. During my search, I found more flavors not advertised on their website. These may be season or location specialties, as I saw some flavors only on Yamibuy fulfilled by Tokyo Express.
- Salt & Camembert Cookies: Made with Hokkaido milk and French Guérande salt, and a camembert cheese chocolate filling in between (Source: website)
- Honey & Gorgonzola: Spanish rosemary honey and a rich gorgonzola cheese chocolate filling in between (Source: website)
- Strawberry Milk Tea Cookies: Purchase here
- Blueberry Cookies: Purchase here
- Porcini Gouda Cookies: Purchase here
- Milk Cheesecake (refrigerated): French and Hokkaido’s cream cheese blended with Hokkaido’s fresh cream and well-selected milk. The taste of Milk Cheesecake represents the origin of Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory. Delicious cheese and milk mousses gently wrapped in a crepe (Source: website)
Where to Purchase Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Crackers
- Yamibuy (also an excellent source for salted egg snacks!)
- Asia (from a quick search, they seem more popular in Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia)
If you don’t mind paying prices for unique gourmet snacks – this is worth a taste! I wish I could try more of their products, but like many treats out there – you’ll have to hunt down this brand in Asia. Have you tried anything else by this company?!