Cheese..it's one of the most ancient, versatile, and prized foods throughout the history. Whether it is served as an appetizer or with the main dish (or after the main course but before the desert, as the French do, for example), it can make or break a dish. However, cheese often gets a bad rap and criticized for being unhealthy. Others say it's too fattening (those on the Keto diet would strongly disagree). But is it all unhealthy? Those who eat cheese that is processed and comes in individually wrapped slices will find that their cheese is not all that healthy. But what about real, non-processed, artisanal cheese- the kinds your fromaggio will be making soon? Many nutritionists argue that there are some cheeses that are a great addition to any diet.
Great news. Mozzarella cheese is one of the healthier options out there. It also happens to be one of the most popular types of cheese in the world, especially thanks to pizza and Italian food. It only has 85 calories per serving and offers 6 grams of protein. And one of the healthiest benefits of this type of cheese is that it contains some of the probiotics that are needed to maintain stomach health and help with building up your immune system.
Typically made from sheep or goat milk, Feta cheese is considered one of the healthiest cheeses out there. Originally hailing from Greece, it's really the heart and soul of the famous Greek salad, among so many other salads and dishes. With only 80 calories per serving, it has 6 grams of protein. If you’re wondering, how many carbs there are in feta cheese, there are 4.1g in 100 grams. This cheese also has a type of acid in it that has actually been linked with weight loss.
Feta cheese is easily one of the lowest calorie cheeses. For those who are looking to add feta cheese into their diet, they will find that the taste is going to greatly depend on whether they use sheep or goat milk. Sprinkle this cheese on salads or even into eggs to get some of the health benefits.
Cheddar cheese has been one of the most popular cheeses in the U.S. (although that's changing...) From being used on salads and even served on bread, it seems everyone has cheddar cheese in their fridge. This type of cheese has 115 calories and offers 7 grams of protein. Cheddar cheese is a vital source of Vitamin K that is important for bone and even heart health.
An all time favorite to be eaten with fruits and veggies, cottage cheese has only 120 calories- but offers 12 grams of protein! That is why this cheese is often recommended for those who are losing weight so that they can feel fuller longer periods of time.
Bold and tangy, you either love it or you hate it. Blue cheese is often eaten on salads rather than straight, due to its complex, pungent flavor. It has 100 calories and offer 6 grams of protein. This cheese is super high in calcium, which helps strengthen your bones!