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!
Next, try these Cheddar Potato Cakes. These cakes are a versatile side dish and are easy to mix up by trying one of our flavored cheddars such as Garlic Herb. Delicious served for breakfast with sausage and eggs.
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 breakfast, after-school snack for the kids, or even an after-dinner treat. Our Apple Cranberry Cheddar Waffles start with frozen waffles topped with a warm combination of apples, cranberries, cheddar and cinnamon – yum!
And finally, our Spiced Carrot and Cheddar 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, crackers, or lightly toasted pita triangles.
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! For even more lactose-free recipe ideas, check out our 5-day menu planner put together by Cabot’s team of Registered Dietitians.