When it comes to a healthier cheese choice there are a number of contenders for you to indulge in. Of course, we may be a little biased but our belief is that any cheese in moderation is a delicious treat, but for the more health-conscious amongst us there are a number of cheesy favourites that may surprise you when it comes to choosing a healthier alternative.
Many people focus on the calorie or fat content of cheese but fail to look at the nutritional value that this dairy product has. Cheese is a great source of protein, calcium and even vitamin D. Take a look below where we explore four healthy cheese options.
Due to its strong flavour cheese lovers only need a small amount of feta to add flavour to any meal. On top of this it is also lower in calories, has less fat content than other cheese and can be enjoyed by those with a lactose intolerance.
A classic mozzarella cheese is a prominent feature in any Italian dish, from pizzas to pasta, lasagne to caprese salads, this mild cheese is the perfect cheesy addition for even the wariest of cheese consumers. Lower in fat than other cheeses out there, mozzarella is often the cheese of choice for a variety of salads.
Rich in vitamin D, goats cheese is also lower in calories than some of its other cheesy rivals and contains a significant amount of protein (5g per ounce to be precise) and therefore can make a great meat substitute for any protein rich salads you may wish to make.
There are many debates with regards to emmental and other Swiss cheeses on how it gets its distinctive holey appearance. One thing that isn’t up for debate, however, is its nutritional value. High in protein and calcium, low in sodium and far it makes a tasty healthier cheese choice.
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