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

Answered on August 19, 2014
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!



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.



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.



on November 11, 2012
at 12:33 AM

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


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.


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.


on May 03, 2013
at 08:33 PM

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



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.


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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