Glico Cheeza (gorgonzola)

Posted in 4.5 Wasabi Pea Rating, Chips, Savory at 12:50 am by Boo

I love the name of these…Cheeza! So I suppose it’s really no secret why these made the January J-List snack cut. CHEEZA! Incidentally, we are finally wrapping up the great January J-listing of ought 10 (heh) so in about 3 or 4 more snacks and 3 more Food Drops I’ll have gone through everything I ordered up. I might have already finished if I didn’t intersperse local and gifted stuff here and there but what can you do?

Cheeza might actually be a really good name for these crackers. The package says “Cheeza 51%” or 51% cheese (I confess, I got the information from another review of a different Cheeza) and darned if these crackers don’t taste delightfully cheesy. These particular Cheeza taste of delicious fungally, strong blue cheese which, I do believe fits the Gorgonzola bill. Props for a delicious sophisticated cheese flavor. I rather wish cheddar or asiago had been in stock because while I like blue cheese, I’m not a blue cheese cultist. I’d totally drink the Kool-Aid for cheddar or asiago Cheeza, I’m just sayin. If you are blue cheese’s number one fan, then these crackers are a splended example of blue cheesy crackers.

They are also a splendid example of delicious crunchity crackers. It’s a really robust crunch too, sort of like a Wheat Thin on steroids and no wheaty taste. Imagine a Cheeze-it made like a double thick Wheat Thin and coated with cheese powder that contains 51% real cheese and you might have a good idea of what a Cheeza is. It’s extremely delicious no matter how you try to describe it.

The only down side is that Cheeza are a bit expensive for the amount of crackers you get. The one pack cost me $2.20 and I got maybe a good handful of (cute shaped) chips. In contrast, Cratz cost me $1.80 for a similarly sized handful of munchies and I’m sure a fun sized bag of Cheetoes cost perhaps less. If they sold Cheeza in a regular sized Cheese-it or Wheat Thin box I’m sure you would go broke buying them.

I am at the last of my Cheeza so I will wind up the review. For the crunch, the cute cheese looking crackers and the pretty awesome cheese taste I’ll give Cheeza (gorgonzola) a 4.5 pea rating, but it’s a 4.5 rating on probation because $2.20 for maybe 20 crackers is a bit pricey.

Rating of 4.5 Wasabi Peas out of a possible 5.


  1. Amy said,

    June 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Best cheese crackers I have ever eaten, bar none. Cheezits can go be emo in the corner, as they are totally out.

  2. saleem said,

    June 13, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Man, I am obsessed with 51% Cheeza. I actually made a video about them:

    They are like the Milano of cheese crackers.

  3. S.Emerald said,

    January 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I’ve had “cheese pizza” chips and those didn’t have any cheese flavour really.

    But, these seems to live up to expectations. The price is a bit of a down side, it would be nice if they could have a bigger size, but these are a pretty good size for portion control. I’ll have to see if H-Mart carries these:)

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