I love cheese! I am having difficulty in finding low fat. or 2%. Does anyone have any suggestions?

By dIDYMUS Latest Reply 2012-04-17 23:38:28 -0500
Started 2011-09-18 00:21:50 -0500

I guess that deli cheese is out. I can only seem to find swiss or sometimes colby in low fat. I haven't found provolone, gouda, pepper jack in any reduced fat. Does anyone know where to find it, or what types of cheese is naturally low in fat that would be acceptable.

27 replies

jnerdee 2011-09-22 09:42:54 -0500 Report

I found Kraft 2% cheese slices in the regular cheese aisle. Not as good as deli, but it works with a sandwich and tastes so much better than that fat free stuff

tabby9146 2011-09-20 13:56:21 -0500 Report

I am glad you asked this, because I have a hard time finding it too. I can find colby and mozzarella lower in fat, like you, and I prefer colby jack for my mexican recipes, and sharp and mild cheddar.

catsissie 2011-09-19 22:31:36 -0500 Report

Check in the grocery store where the string cheese is, or where the cheese for sandwiches is. I have seen—and bought—it but it's sliced, and of course, easy for a cheesehead to grab and go. Also, string cheese is usually low fat, as are some types of laughing cow baby bel varieties. I can't say for sure about block cheese, although you may find some in the deli. Alpine Lace is dellicious, if you can wait to get it home!

catsissie 2011-09-19 22:34:41 -0500 Report

Also, I forgot to add, if you want it for cooking, shredded cheese is an option and you can find it in low fat. Just one thing, you need to read the labels. If you don't, you may end up giving your cheese to someone who wants the fat in it.

dIDYMUS 2011-09-20 00:02:33 -0500 Report

Thank you. I did find some string cheese that is lowfat. I guess it is good because it takes a long time to eat, if you peel it in little strips. I heard that with sunflower seeds, to buy them in the shell so it takes a long time to eat. Love Alpine lace. I think that I am cheesed up. I will go to the grocery store tomorrow and look for all your great ideas and tips.

Sassy Sag
Sassy Sag 2011-09-18 18:47:30 -0500 Report

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lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-18 18:53:36 -0500 Report

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Sassy Sag
Sassy Sag 2011-09-19 09:26:00 -0500 Report

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jayabee52 2011-09-18 19:53:51 -0500 Report

I am suffering chronic kidney disease and if I slip a few more % in my filtering capabibility I have to go back on dialysis (had already been on it years ago and got off). It is important to keep your kidney's nephrons in good shape.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-09-18 17:48:19 -0500 Report

Where do you live? Read my reply below to Mennonites in the area! Hope their is a store in oyur area! Grandpa Bill

FLDawn 2011-09-18 10:20:57 -0500 Report

There is one called lacey swiss that I think is made by boars head…look for it as it is lower in sodium and fat and is wonderful… Boars Head has some good choices compared to many, so does Sara Lee believe it or not. I just bought their lower sodium honey ham and it is very good and low in fat. Boars Head has all of their counts in a booklet at the deli…sadly, most processed meats are out for us and pretty much anyone else. High in sodium, fat etc. I LOVE cheese too but like everything, moderation is the key I guess

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-09-18 17:45:49 -0500 Report

We go to a Mennonite grocry store to buy our lacy swiss and lowsd ham! The prices are very reasonable ,good product, and close by! Guess we are fortunate to have Mennonites in the area who run a very good priced store! Good luck in your area. Grandpa Bill

dIDYMUS 2011-09-18 22:39:49 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, there is not a Mennonite grocery store here. But we have Mennonite furniture store, all handmade and beautiful quilts. But no cheese. Maybe I can find one that ships. Thanks

indiegal1 2011-09-18 09:28:04 -0500 Report

Mozzarella and Swiss are the only ones I know that are lower in fat. I cut back on just about everything but I'll be darned they take away my cheese ! I do NOT drink Milk so I can make that up in cheese. Thanks for putting that link up for the Prevention Magazine. My Mother gets them, passes them on to me, but I did Not think to go online to there site !!

GabbyPA 2011-09-18 08:34:01 -0500 Report

I have used Sargento 2% cheeses and Kraft does some as well. Most of them are only the shredded kind. I have not found the specialty cheeses to be low fat.

lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2011-09-18 19:02:46 -0500 Report

Lorrane swiss light is also good as well as laughing cow light only 35 cal a wedge. They have tomato sundried feta bluecheese swiss chipolte provolone and others

neonmoon65 2011-09-19 22:18:32 -0500 Report

the thing about the low fat cheeses is that they are high in sodium. I'm having trouble giving up cheese i just eat mild cheddar it's by lucerna.

dIDYMUS 2011-09-20 00:07:58 -0500 Report

I would like to find out what the sodium accepted is per day. Another question.
I don't have high blood pressure, but I used to. I don't drink soft drinks anymore, nor eat prepackaged meals. I did though, when I was working. I bought a lot of Lean Quisines.

GabbyPA 2011-09-20 09:53:41 -0500 Report

You need to speak to your doctor about the number he wants you to work with, but I was told no more than 1500mg of sodium a day. That is a hard number to keep. It is pretty low.

The other thing you have to know is the climate you live in. I am in Florida and I sweat a lot. I have to keep that in mind as well.

jayabee52 2011-09-18 03:58:20 -0500 Report

Take a look at this article from Prevention Magazine: http://www.prevention.com/health/weight-loss/...

dIDYMUS 2011-09-18 11:55:20 -0500 Report

Thank you all. I had forgotten about lacy swiss. Love that too. Maybe the cheese people will take pity on us and start to make cheese we can eat. Since we have a bunch of homegrown tomatoes, I like to melt a little cheese on top of a homegrown, with a low fat triscuit. I will have to find out where these cheeses are available from Prevention Magazine.

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