Can I eat cheese if I am lactose intolerant?

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Many cheeses contain little or no lactose and are perfectly suited to consumption even if your lactose intolerance is extremely sensitive. Aged cheddar and Swiss, for example, contain little or no lactose. For more information on lactose and cheese, go to

See our collection of Cheese Recipes for ideas on using a variety of cheeses.

Mar, 2013

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