It’s National Cheese Day!

Monica and Daria say:

Celebrate this great day with your favorite cheese or cheese dish! And even if you are lactose intolerant (like we are) you can still enjoy dairy!

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Always check the label of any cheese for the lactose level. It’s easy!

The grocery chain Wegman’s gives this advice to consumers:

An easy way to check for lactose in cheese is to look at the Nutrition Facts under “Sugar” Since the sugar in cheese is lactose, you can easily see how much lactose the cheese contains. If the sugar is listed as zero, then the cheese contains no more than half a gram of lactose per ounce. Compare to 12 grams of lactose in an 8 ounce glass of milk.

Natural, aged cheeses are best for those with lactose intolerance. Since most of the lactose is drained off during the cheese making process, these are easy to digest. Cheddar, Parmesan, and Swiss are a few.

Can you guess the #1 cheese recipe for Americans?

Macaroni and cheese, of course!

So whatever you eat today with cheese in it, or on it, enjoy!

© 2014, Monica & Daria of glutenfreedoubletalk

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