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New to Paleo - What cheese and butter types and brands would you recommend? I shop at WFM and TJs.

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Created November 10, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am fairly new to Paleo and would love if you could recommend cheese and butter types/brands that are Paleo friendly? I shop at Whole Foods but frequent Trader Joe's when I get the opportunity.

Additionally, what would you say is a safe amount of butter and cheese to consume per week? It should be noted that I am a 25 year old female that wants to lose a lot of weight.

All advice and suggestions are recommended! Thanks!

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on November 13, 2012
at 08:10 PM

dairy stalls some people's weight loss (such as mine). so i would vote: none.

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on November 10, 2012
at 11:40 PM

We get Kerrygold butter for a good price at TJ's. They also have a yummy goat's Gouda, as well as Dubliner cheese.

It's really easy to overeat the cheese, so I would suggest having it once a week as a treat until you are happy with your fat loss. I cook with butter, but don't drown my veggies in it anymore.

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on November 11, 2012
at 01:22 AM

I use Anchor butter (from New Zealand), and it is freaking delicious.

As for grassfed cheese ... http://paleohacks.com/questions/100113/how-do-i-detect-grassfed-cheese-among-the-others-at-trader-joes#axzz2BmfCpn9v

When I have cheese in the fridge, I find that it correlates with me gaining weight. Some people do fine with some cheese in their diet, but for others it makes it easier to gain weight.

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on November 11, 2012
at 12:33 AM

I second that. Kerrygold Butter is my staple butter choice.

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on January 04, 2013
at 08:12 PM

I was just introduced to St. Andre. Yum Yum. It's like eating butter. It's 70% butterfat. It has a very faint bitterness, and it looks and reminds you of brie. I don't care for brie at all, so I had to be convinced to try it. This might be a good choice for you to have once a week or so.

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:48 AM

I usually put a bit of feta on my salads. Technically this isn't really paleo but I figure its worth it if it gets me to eat a big salad every day.

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on May 03, 2013
at 08:33 PM

8 If your trying to loose weight like me, all dairy is a NO GO!

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on November 13, 2012
at 09:09 PM

I agree with the Kerrygold. TJ's has a raw milk cheddar that's very good. Also a nice selection of grass fed cow cheese. My kids sneak it while I'm preparing it.

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on November 13, 2012
at 07:58 PM

You can make your own cheese with almonds but again you have to watch your consumption if you are trying to lose weight.

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