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Jan 13, 2013

The Healthiest Cheese List

1.) Cottage cheese: Cottage cheese, an unpressed cheese curd has one of the lowest saturated fat content of all cheeses. Look for varieties with lower salt content as some have high sodium levels.

2.) Quark: Quark is another form of unpressed cheese curd that generally has a lower salt content than normal cottage cheese and is now widely available in supermarkets.

3.) Ricotta: Ricotta is generally considered to be one of the healthiest cheeses as it has a low fat content.

4.) Parmegiano Reggiano: Parmegiano Reggiano is a high quality Parmesan cheese that has had to pass stringent tests to qualify it for the official Consorzio mark. It has a lower fat content than many cheeses due to the processes used in its production.

5.) Feta cheese: Feta cheese is made from either goat’s milk or sheep milk and is therefore one of the healthier alternatives.

6.) Halloumi: Halloumi is another goat’s or sheep milk cheese that originated in Cyprus. Do check labels as some modern manufacturers make this cheese with cow’s milk therefore regulating it out of the healthiest category.
Many of the well known cheeses such as Brie and Mozzarella come in low fat or even fat-free varieties although many consumers complain that these really have little of the taste and texture of their full-fat varieties.