I have been getting paleo diet delivery from The Primal Plan, and have been pretty much eating 100% paleo. I am now craving some cheese on my eggs in the morning. I always used to add a sharp cheddar because it was my fav . Is there a different type of cheese I should be considering for any reason?
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Aged, unpasteurized, and grass fed cheeses are the best. The longer they are aged, the less lactose is in the cheese. The grass Fed is the most important, as the CLA gets concentrated. In addition, all unpasteurized cheese are required to be aged 60 days in the US.
One caution: Some "raw milk" cheese companies "thermalize" their cheese, aka, heat it to one degree below pasteurization temperature, thus have to call it "raw" with none of the benefits.
Also seek out other aged cheese, like sheep and goat. (Mmmm, raw 12 month Manchego is delicious!)
@AmandaLP Amanda, do you mind sharing where you buy RAW Manchego? I am in love with the pasteurized version which I get at Trader Joe's. Have been trying to hunt down raw in Whole Foods, Bristol Farms to no avail...would be great if you shared your sources;-)
Raw/grassfed or bust.
Gouda cheese has the highest amount of vitamin k2.
Look out for unpasteurized cheese exclusively. They are much better in taste and nutrition. Also look for goat cheese as they don't contain any alpha-casein which might be harmful to us.
Be careful with adding back cheese into your diet as I had diarrhea for 2 weeks after adding it back into my diet. I omitted all cheese products strictly for 3 months.