From Cottage Cheese To Feta, 7 Most Nutritious Cheese You Can Include In Your Diet

That’s what cheese said!

by Ankita Mazumdar
From Cottage Cheese To Feta, 7 Most Nutritious Cheese You Can Include In Your Diet

Don’t you like it when things get a bit too cheesy? You Brie long with me and we’d be grate together, right? So, let’s explore some and find the best match! Yes, we are talking about cheese and people may not consider cheese as a healthy and nutritious food item but it can be a healthy food item. It is rich in essential nutrients and proteins if taken in moderation. Here is a list of nutritious cheese you can incorporate into your diet.

7 Most Nutritious Cheese In The World

1. Cottage Cheese

This is probably one of the most healthiest and nutritious cheeses of all! It is made from the fresh milk of a cow, curdled at the perfect temperature. Hence it is a cheese made from loose curds without any aging process, additional flavours or artificial ingredients. 

A good variety of cottage cheese is low in fat and the sodium content is drastically lower than other cheese. If you are unaware, many people like the taste of cottage cheese and can have it on its own. You may pair it with a couple of fresh and plump fruits, avocado toast or add it to your salad.

2. Feta

Any amount of feta cheese goes a long way when you are using it as a salad seasoning, pizzas, omelettes, sandwiches and more food dishes. It is made from sheep’s milk, perfectly moulded to a squishy ball and then soaked in a salty brine. It might have a high sodium content but is low in calories.

The low-fat element makes it a widely used cheese in the world. Did you ever try the viral watermelon and feta salad that did the rounds of the Internet during the pandemic era? Or the viral baked feta pasta that is so easy?

3. Ricotta

No amount of cheese should ever be wasted! That is also what the cheesemakers in Italy thought when they had enormous amounts of cheese remnants or curds from different types of cheese. Ricotta is a soft cheese which is high in whey protein and amino acids with a decent amount of calcium. 

It is also less in sodium content and you have to add salt and pepper to enhance the taste. Ricotta is best paired with crackers, a bit of honey and dried fruits for a quick snack option. Another great option is peaches on toast with ricotta and toasted pistachios, yum!

4. Chèvre AKA Goat Cheese

Another one of the most nutritious cheeses in the world is goat cheese, also known as chèvre. It tends to have a stronger flavour as it is tangy as compared to Cottage Cheese. If you are lactose intolerant, then it might be a better option for you because it contains less amount of lactose in comparison to cow milk products.

The presence of an A2 casein, a type of protein, produces fewer gastrointestinal problems, plus it has vitamin A as well. Chèvre goes well with tasty sourdough bread with loads of Prosciutto, arugula and balsamic reduction drizzle to finish off this masterpiece.

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5. Mozzarella

This cheese is a favourite of all! Whether you are going for pizza, pasta or any other food, mozzarella compliments food items perfectly. Let’s just say it is quite cheesy, what a groundbreaking thing to say! It is made up of either cow or buffalo milk and is exceptionally good for you if taken in small quantities.

This nutritious cheese is high in moisture with a tad bit lower sodium content than other cheese and has an allowance (RDA) of calcium for daily consumption. Baked mozzarella bites are easy to make and are healthy, try it out.

6. Swiss

Looking for some nutty and mildly funky taste in cheese made from cow’s milk? Switzerland’s Swiss cheese is your cheese. It is a semihard and aged cheese where trapped carbon dioxide is released leaving behind those signature holes. If you still haven’t figured out what it looks like, now you do.

It is high in calcium and vitamin B12 but lower in sodium. Pretzels and Swiss cheese are a match made in heaven and a perfect option for snack bites.

7. Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese originates from England and is made from cow’s milk as usual. There is a difference in the taste of many types of cheddar due to longer ageing techniques. It has good amounts of vitamin K27 which helps to control calcium levels around soft tissues in our body and redirect towards bones.

If you are lactose intolerant, then it might be a better option for you and your gut. If you want to prepare a nacho dip, Cheddar Cheese comes to your rescue. It also goes well on loaded nachos to make it extremely cheesy.

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Among these kinds of cheese, which one is your favourite and you will include it in your diet soon?

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