The Truth About Cheese and Health
Cheese can be part of a healthy diet if you know which ones are the best choices and know how to use them. Start with these six for maximum nutritional benefits.
By Laurie Herr, Douglas Merriam
Also called chèvre, goat cheese can be creamy, crumbly, or semi-firm. It has a mild aroma and a strong, tangy taste. Lower in fat and calories than cheese made from cow's milk, goat cheese is high in protein. It's easily digestible, too, making it a good choice if you have lactose intolerance or dairy allergies. Avoid goat cheese if you're pregnant, as it may have bacteria that can be harmful to the baby. Try it in Herbed Goat Cheese (photo), Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches, and Pasta and Grilled Vegetables with Goat Cheese.