Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Spoiled Milk Apr 8, 2016 Here’s How To Eat Cheese and Still Eat Healthy SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCheese is notorious for its high fat content. Do images of unctuous brie and cheese-laden pizzas oozing with oil come to mind? It will most likely come as a surprise that brie and other surface-ripened cheeses have some of the lowest fat contents of all (double and triple-crème versions aside). There are stipulations to this of course, as even though it is lower in fat, it also contains significantly less protein and nutrients, but still quite a bit of salt. The reason it is so creamy and soft is because it is a high-moisture cheese, meaning more whey remains in with the curds. Whereas when we look at a very firm, dry cheese like gouda or Parmigiano, the fat content is higher but the protein levels are much more inspiring.And then there is the dreaded (but oh-so-loved) salt. That wonderful burst of flavour that makes cheese what it is. Without salt, I doubt anyone would even eat cheese – it is beyond bland. More importantly it plays an essential role in the development and preservation of cheese. There are certain cheeses that advertise themselves as low salt, but often this is a sneaky marketing term. What they should really state is that they are low salt for that cheese type. There is a that advertises itself as low fat and low salt. In relation to other goudas this is absolutely true, but in the grand scheme of cheese, it is that careful wording that makes consumers think they’re making the best choice when really the levels are higher than many in the case. Low-Saltmozzarellaricottacottage cheesecream cheeseEmmental (Swiss)Low-Fatmozzarella (skim-milk)cottage cheesegoat’s milk cheesebrie (especially Meaux)Pecorino Romano High-Proteinaged goudaaged cheddarParmigiano ReggianoGruyèreComtéFinally, we must mention fake cheese. Although clearly not our first choice, artificial cheese is gaining popularity in the dairy-free markets. We cannot attest to the flavour (or lack thereof), only to the fact that it does contain much less fat and salt than ‘real’ cheese.What it really comes down to is moderation, just like any other food. It is a terrible thing to deny oneself cheese just to get ready for bikini season, especially when all you need is a small amount to quell your hunger or add bang to a dish. It also requires a conscious mind when shopping – read the labels, compare brands, be smart. Just because it advertises a certain health claim, confirm what it means and ensure that it fits your needs. And remember to ENJOY your treat guilt-free, because let’s be honest, a life without cheese is no life at all.— By Andrew Moyer and Laura PetersonSpoiled Milk is a continuing, monthly column exploring the world of cheese. It is written in collaboration with Ottavio – Italian Bakery & Delicatessen SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More Comments are closed.