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Nutritional Information of Popular Cheeses

Cheese Breakdown

Since you guys enjoyed my fun cheese quiz, I thought that now would be a good time to break it all down. Yes, we all love cheese, so instead of cutting it out of your diet completely use this helpful breakdown to try and stick to the lesser of the evils in the cheese world.

To see a breakdown of 20 popular cheeses, just

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Cheese (1 oz.) Calories Fat (g) Saturated Fat (g) Sodium (mg) Protein (g) Calcium (mg)
American (Slice) 105 8.8 5.5 417 6.2 154.6
Brie 95 7.9 4.9 179 5.9 52.3
Bleu 100 8.2 5.3 396 6.1 150
Camembert 85 6.9 4.3 239 5.6 110.2
Cheddar 114 9.4 6 176 7.1 204.8
Chèvre (Goat Cheese) 103 8.5 5.9 146 6.1 84.5
Feta 75 6 4.2 317 4 140
Gorgonzola 99 8 5.1 312 6 n/a
Gouda 101 7.8 5.0 232 7.1 198.5
Gruyère 117 9.2 5.4 95 8.5 287.1
Laughing Cow 95 8.1 5.4 230 6.8 202.9
Monterey Jack 107 9.7 6 180 6.7 200
Mozzarella (Part-Skim) 72 4.5 2.9 176 6.9 222.1
Mozzarella (Whole Milk) 85 6.3 3.7 178 6.3 143.4
Parmesan 128 8 5.0 18 12 n/a
Provolone 100 7.6 4.9 249 7.3 214.7
Ricotta 39 2.2 1.4 35 3.2 77.1
Roquefort 105 8.7 5.5 514 6.1 188
Swiss 108 7.9 5.0 55 7.6 224.6
Velveeta 81 6.1 4.1 416 5.1 152.1

What's to take from all this? Well Part-Skim Mozzarella is clearly one of the best choices, especially since it's low in calories, saturated fat, and sodium, but high in calcium and not to mention tasty.

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i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
that was interesting. I like learning about different types of food, and now I know more about cheese! lol
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Ummm...cheese. Could read...my eyes filled with cheese. Yummy delicious cheese. Hey you forgot cottage.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Ugh, Velveeta is NASTY. It smells like vomit and it tastes almost as bad. If I'm gonna eat cheese, it's going to be some damn good stuff. I usually eat Parmesano-Reggiano, which is high in calories, but I only use a little bit because it's so flavorful. Soft cheeses are almost always lower in calories than hard cheese because they have more water in them.
backnskinnyjeans backnskinnyjeans 9 years
Velveeta always struck me as an orange plastic goo with cheese flavoring. Scary, I know people who eat it by the brick.
hottpink hottpink 9 years
Velveeta is so gross! I LOVE mozzarella (part-skim) and swiss! I could eat a whole block of both!
ktacce ktacce 9 years
i'm right there with Kiddyind - velveeta is soooo not a cheese! ;)
modernage modernage 9 years
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modernage modernage 9 years
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jasmint jasmint 9 years
I used to LOVE cheese, too. I ate way too much of it. I gave it up a year and a half ago and surprisingly haven't really missed it.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I used to love cheese. I'm one of the few people who removed it from her diet due to the saturated fat and sodium.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 9 years
I love cheese!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Wait - Velveta actually gets counted as CHEESE?! I thought it was more a cheese-like product. Never had it, and not planning on it. :)
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
Love Laughing Cow cheese....yummmmmmmmmmmm!
suzanne suzanne 9 years
I am ridiculously crazy for Cambozola... a combo of Camembert and Gorgonzola... creamy, yummy, not too salty :DROOL: It prob would not do so well on the list :( ... but making pizza for supper tonight seems a bit better now that I see the part-skim mozzarella ranking. :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow! I thought Brie (my all time FAV) was the worst! Guess not...
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