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Old 12-29-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Cheeses with the lowest carb counts

There are several cheeses that are very low in carbs. For example, Monterey Jack and gruyere have only 0.1g per three slices. Other cheeses low in carbs are cheddar, fontina, and muenster.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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I think brie is very low carb.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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I always wonder about this. I think each cheese varies from time to time and maker to maker. I suppose some naturally have less whey in them than others though. I don't really believe Jack and Gruyere are that different from any other hard cheese like cheddar, etc. I think the difference you see is portion/rounding/testing error.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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I like comparing items at a minimum of 100g servings - this helps give truer carb counts than a typical serving - Cheese is usually considered at one ounce serving

These that were marked as zero carb at 3.5oz - I pulled up the maximum amount listed to get 1g net carb.

Cheese, camembert Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 246g or 8.7oz = 1g carb
Cheese, brie Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 240g or 8.5oz = 1g carb
Cheese, limburger Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 227g or 8oz = 1g carb
Cheese, gruyere Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 168g or 6oz = 1g carb

Cheese carb counts - 100 gram servings (3.5 ounces)
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Cheese, port de salut Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Cheese, monterey Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Cheese, monterey, low fat Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Cheese, goat, soft type Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Imitation cheese, american or cheddar, low cholesterol Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Cheese, muenster Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Cheese, cheddar Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat Total Carbohydrate: 1g
Cheese, edam Total Carbohydrate: 1g

Cheese, fontina Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, pasteurized process, american, Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, pasteurized process, cheddar or american, Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, pasteurized process, pimento Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, tilsit Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, low fat, cheddar or colby Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, roquefort Total Carbohydrate: 2g
USDA Commodity, cheese, cheddar, reduced fat Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, pasteurized process, swiss, Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, provolone Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, goat, hard type Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, gouda Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, blue Total Carbohydrate: 2g
Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk, low moisture Total Carbohydrate: 2g

Cheese, goat, semisoft type Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, colby Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 1% milkfat Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, mozzarella, part skim milk Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, brick Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, mexican, queso asadero Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 1% milkfat, with vegetables Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, ricotta, whole milk Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, caraway Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 1% milkfat, lactose reduced Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, parmesan, hard Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, swiss, low fat Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, swiss, low sodium Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, Mexican, blend, reduced fat Total Carbohydrate: 3g
Cheese, parmesan, shredded Total Carbohydrate: 3g

Cheese spread, cream cheese base Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, mozzarella, nonfat Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, muenster, low fat Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, pasteurized process, american, low fat Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, provolone, reduced fat Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, romano Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 2% milkfat Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, neufchatel Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, parmesan, low sodium Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese fondue Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, mozzarella, part skim milk, low moisture Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, parmesan, grated Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, cream Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, feta Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Cheese, pasteurized process, swiss, low fat Total Carbohydrate: 4g

Cheese food, pasteurized process, swiss Total Carbohydrate: 5g

Foods lowest in Total Carbohydrate in Dairy and Egg Products
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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