It’s important to know that lactose is simply the natural sugar found in milk. To understand how cheese becomes lactose-free, first look to the cheesemaking process. To begin, curd is separated from whey (whey is where most of the lactose is). The curd eventually becomes cheese, and the whey is removed (along with it goes most of the lactose). The small amount of lactose that remains in the curd breaks down over time as the cheese ages, resulting in an aged low-lactose cheese or lactose-free cheese. So, cheeses that undergo this natural aging process — like cheddar — contain little to no lactose.
No Sugar Means No Lactose
If it says 0g, that means there’s no sugar – and no sugar in Cabot cheddar means it’s lactose-free cheese. Click below to learn more about our cheese making process.
The Health Benefits of Dairy
Dairy foods provide important nutrients such as calcium, protein, riboflavin and phosphorus. Eating 3 servings of dairy foods everyday is a great way to get calcium in your diet.