How well do you know your favourite cheese?
Whether you want more calcium or watching your weight, there’s a type of cheese to suit you
Adelicious cheeseboard is always welcome – whether it’s served with drinks or after a meal. And a quick look at the supermarkets or gourmet stores will show there’s a growing range of choices. But what’s the best way to strike a healthy balance? And what are the nutritional differences between varieties?
The level of essential nutrients in cheese varies depending on the type of milk used and the production methods, but the major positive players include calcium, protein, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B12.
What’s A Serve?
Two cheese slices or 40g counts as a serve of dairy. A simple way to judge this is to eye up a matchbox-sized portion, which is around 30g to 40g.