What is 6P Cheese ? | Commentary by Japanese Webmaster | Common in Japan #20

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What is ‘6P Cheese’ ?

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I wrote this article to clear your question about ‘6P Cheese’ , as popular cheese product in Japan.

I would like to explain about the topic with mainly two parts.

  • Basic knowledge of 6P Cheese in Japan
  • Deep Diving with answering questions
    • How to pronounce
    • Where we can get
    • History
    • Recommendable Recipe

In first part, you can get basic information about ‘6P Cheese’ in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about ‘6P Cheese’ in Japan, after reading this page.

What is ‘6P Cheese’

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‘6P Cheese’ is very famous dairy products in Japan.

It’s disk shaped cheese divided into six. The diameter of the 6P cheese is approx. 11cm. Each pieces are packed by aluminum foil. And these are in disk shaped paper box package.

Producer of 6P cheese is Yukijirushi Megmilk, which is famous as Snow Brand (YUKI-JIRUSHI) in Japan.

What is 6P Cheese
  • Very famous dairy products in Japan
  • Disk shaped cheese divided into 6 portions
  • Packed in aluminum foil and in paper package
  • 11cm of Diameter
  • Producer is Yukijirushi Megmilk, as Snow Brand

Deep Diving into 6P Cheese

I would like to introduce more information about 6P Cheese in Japan, in this paragraph with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily.

Please kindly open items what you want to know.


I hope you can clear your question in this part.

Pronunciation of ‘6P’ is ‘ROPPI’. Japanese call ‘6P Cheese’ as ‘Roppi Cheese’.

This is officially announced by Manufacturer, Yukijirushi. And ‘Roppi’ in Katakana words are printed on the package of 6P cheese, with small font.

Sauce : 6P cheese webpage

6P cheese is available mainly in supermarket.

On the other hand, it’s difficult to get it in convenience stores. Because convenience stores, like Lawson, Seven-Eleven, have their own products of 6 pieces cheese.

6P cheese as private brand products of convenience stores are different from ‘Roppi Cheese’ as long seller in Japan.

Author’s research

Price of 6P cheese is around JPY 200 per package.

Author’s research

Sales of 6P Cheese was started in 1954.

Producer, Yuki Jirushi started to make cheese in 1928, and processed cheese in 1934. Prototype of 6P cheese, ‘6 portion cheese’ was released in 1935.

In 1954, name was changed to ‘6P cheese’ .

  • 1928 Producer, Yuki Jirushi started to make cheese
  • 1935 Started produce 6 portions cheese
  • 1954 Name changed to 6P cheese
  • 1975 Package renewal, became current style

Sauce : 6P cheese webpage

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Yes, there are some flavored products of 6P cheese in Japan.

  • Smoke cheese
  • Camembert cheese
  • Cutting salt 25%
  • Increase Umami as amino acid

Author’s research

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Yes, 6P cheese goes well with soy sauce. My preferred recipe is

  • Pan-fry both sides of 6P cheese
  • Put on little soy sauce
  • Roll the seaweed

Reference : megmilk webpage


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