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Cheese: Best Types macro-wise

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 27, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Hi all,

I know cheese and dairy in general are a gray area in Paleo. However, should you decide for its consumption, what types of cheese are in terms of macros the most interesting?

I am aware its best to have cheese made from raw, full-fat milk, but I'd like more info regarding specific types of cheese.

If someone could give a list of best options, I'd be grateful.

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on August 27, 2013
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on August 27, 2013
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Since all (I think) cheese is more-or-less fermented dairy, you'll be left with minimal lactose. That means you'll have only protein and fat. I'm sure different cheeses will have different fat-to-protein ratios, and maybe contain a small amount of lactose, but I think this is all trivial as long as the cheese comes from organic (and possibly raw) whole milk.

If the person is severely lactose intolerant, then it may matter more.

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on August 27, 2013
at 03:44 PM

I eat only grass fed butter (Kerrygold), homemade yogurt (with full fat, supermarket milk - raw is illegal here), and parmesan, which is made from raw milk from cows who only eat hay, grass and silage (the rules are on the web). It is possible that fermented cheeses have a higher concentration of vit. K2, and sheep cheese has a higher probability of being grass fed because CAFO with sheep is more difficult (also sheep produce smaller amounts of higher quality milk). Goats and sheep also have a much better conversion from beta carotene to Vit. A, expect a bigger dose from them.

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on August 27, 2013
at 12:01 PM

Here is a good resource to answer your question..

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cheese-unhealthy/#axzz2dAbYGUAp

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on August 27, 2013
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I agree. This is definitely worth reading.

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on September 01, 2013
at 07:19 AM

All I know is raw milk cheese is legal only if it is aged over 6 months. The older the cheese the tastier, imo. At that point it won't contain lactose.

Try to get stuff that's ingredients are milk as opposed to "milk protein concentrate" or "skim milk powder" which is processed and unregulated I believe.

Hard goat cheese is one of my favourite types of cheese. I like goat yogurt too.

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