Is This Cheese Healthy? Found Better Ones In Australia?

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by yoshiesque, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. yoshiesque

    yoshiesque Member

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    I am trying to find healthy sources of cheese that DO NOT have enzymes but its impossible to find from looks of it.

    I have found the NON-GRATED version of this one, which I really like:

    http://shop.coles.com.au/online/national/livefree-natural-cheese-shredded

    The non-grated version ingredients are the following:
    Milk, Salt, Starter Cultures,Enzyme,

    So it doesnt have the preservative crap.

    It seems to digest well with no issues. So is it okay to have this daily?

    The reason I ask is because I cannot drink milk atm, still working my way to drinking more. So 50g of this a day gives me 500mg of calcium.

    If anyone has found better cheeses please post here.
     
  2. LeeBee

    LeeBee Member

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    I don't know but I have found some of european cheeses available in Coles that have rennet (not microbial rennet but the real thing)

    You cannot see it in the picture but in the circle it tells the ingredients and it has rennet (it is also YUMMO!).
    http://shop.coles.com.au/online/national/viking-cheese-havarti

    you could also ask at the Coles deli about ones like this
    http://shop.coles.com.au/online/national/calendar-cheese-swiss-guyere

    Or if you have real delis nearby you could ask there too.

    a few smaller australian cheese producers still use rennet but most don't because using the microbial stuff makes the product able to be labelled as suitable for vegetarians (apparently size matters, if a microbe is not just a small living creature what is it???)
     
  3. A. squamosa

    A. squamosa Member

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    Not sure if this is still an issue, but you can get heaps of good cheeses in delicatessens. Basically avoid cheese made in Australia or NZ, they use vegetable "rennet". Go for French/Italian/Spanish/Greek etc cheeses (if you're in Sydney Inner West, check out Panetta - so good with imported cheeses!). Also there's a great Australian company called Fromart, they use normal rennet, you can order the cheese online - I just bought a kg of their "Cave Tiger" cheese - made from organic raw swiss cows milk, deeeelicious!
     
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