is one of the most nutritious foods as it is a good
source of protein, calcium and a range of vitamins and minerals.
Despite being a compact nutrient package, cheese is often avoided
because of its fat content.
can vary from about 85 per cent in mascarpone, which is made
from cream, to 35 per cent in cheddar types and 5 to 10 per
cent in cottage cheese and ricotta. Nowadays some cheeses are
made from milk containing less fat and are labelled as 'reduced
fat' cheese. They are characterised by being milder in flavour.
If these cheeses are cheddar types they may still have a fat
content of 25 per cent, which should be indicated on the label.