The Nutritional Value Of Cheese

  • Cheese is made from milk.
  • It takes about 1 litre of milk to make 100 grams of cheese.
  • The nutritional value varies according to whether the cheese is made from whole milk or from skimmed milk.

The Nutritional Value Of Cheese Made From Whole Milk (Cheddar)

  • Fat – high fat content.
  • Protein – high quality and good source of protein (protein content = a quarter).
  • Minerals – a rich source of calcium and a good source of sodium and phosphorus.
  • Vitamins – a good source of vitamins A, B group and D.
  • Water – about one third water content.
  • Energy value – very high.

The Nutritional Value Of Cheese Made From Skimmed Milk (Cottage Cheese)

  • Fat – very little.
  • Protein – about one fifth high quality protein.
  • Minerals – high in sodium but less calcium.
  • Vitamins – some of the vitamin B group but very little vitamin A and D.
  • Water – over two thirds water content.
  • Energy value – low.

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