Low-fat Cheese

Low-Fat Cheese

Whether you consider yourself a cheese connoisseur or just a lover of all things cheesy, your favorite dairy product does not have to be banished away from the foods you love. 

Reduced fat cheeses and lower-fat options make for healthier cheese that is missing some of the calories and fat.

Some of the lower-fat cheese options include Parmesan, Feta, Goat, Mozzarella, and Neufchatel. Not only that, but you can usually find reduced fat varieties of your favorites like Cheddar and Swiss.

Nutritional Benefits

  • Cheeses (especially aged cheeses) are one of the only dairy foods that lactose intolerant people can enjoy.
  • Low-fat cheeses provide the same flavor and similar micronutrients (calcium, phosphorous, etc.) for less overall calories and saturated fat.
  • Cheese can be an excellent source of protein for both vegetarians and meat-eaters, usually containing 5-7 grams of protein per ounce.

Best Ways to Use

  • Add a thin slice of almost any variety of semi-soft cheese to apple slices.
  • Create a roll-up of deli sliced turkey breast and cheese.
  • Top whole-grain bruschetta with freshly diced tomatoes and a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Mix fat-free cream cheese with a can of salmon and a dash or two of smoke flavor.
  • Top a sweet potato with low-fat cottage cheese and steamed broccoli.
  • Pair gorgonzola with dried figs, apricots, and pears.
  • Top a bowl of berries with small slices of Brie.