No Lactose, No problem!

No Lactose, No problem!

Lactose intolerant dairy lovers, rejoice! Cabot cheddar is naturally lactose free. Yes, it’s true – when making cheddar, the milk is separated into curds and whey, and the whey (where most of the lactose is) is drained from the curds, which are then pressed into blocks of cheese. Any residual lactose remaining in the cheese is broken down in the natural aging process. So aged cheeses, like Cabot cheddars, Colby Jack, Swiss, and Parmesan contain zero grams of lactose. Go ahead and get your cheese on with 6 wonderfully lactose-free recipes:

First up, our Summer Veggie Home Fries. This hearty breakfast side dish boasts 8 servings of mixed summer vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, green beans and peppers. The ooey-gooey (lactose-free) cheddar cheese and crispy potatoes take it over the top!

Summer Vegetable Home Fries

Next, try these Southwestern Stuffed Peppers. These are a versatile side or main dish. Add an egg on top and they can also be served for breakfast!

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Here’s another yummy lactose-free breakfast dish. Shakshuka is a dish believed to have a Tunisian origin. Full of flavor from spices such as turmeric and cumin, top this dish off with some shredded cheddar and you’ll find yourself wanting to enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


This next dish whips up in minutes – perfect for a quick high-protein breakfast, or a nutritious after-school snack for the kids. Our Savory Cheesy Waffles AKA Chaffles are delicious and endlessly customizable. 


And finally, our Habanero Black Bean Dip. Many dips start with a base of sour cream or yogurt – not ideal for those who are lactose intolerant. This dip uses pureed roasted carrots as a base for a warm, creamy, satisfying dip full of flavor and spices. Enjoy served with fresh veggies and tortilla chips.

Habanero Black Bean Dip

So go on and shout it from the rooftops to all who experience lactose sensitivity or intolerance – you can have your cheddar and eat it too!

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Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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