Cheese. Ooey gooey, decadent, delicious.
You can find this melty treat sent from the heavens in so many dishes.
It is the main character in pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more.
However, if you are lactose intolerant, cheese is often the villain. It may be a hero to everyone else’s taste buds, but a few bites of a uber cheesy mac and cheese will put you in a dire situation.
If you’re a cheese lover but can’t eat it because you are lactose intolerant, all hope is lost, right?
Kraft lactose free cheese to the rescue!
If you flip their bag around, you’ll be in for a surprise.
Many of their bags say “contains 0g of lactose per serving.”
Feeling mind blown?
Stay tuned to learn more about lactose free cheese from Kraft and why they’re so amazing!
Why is cheese terrible for lactose intolerance?
Before getting into how Kraft is a miracle for lactose intolerant people, let’s learn why cheese is terrible for you in the first place.
Cheese contains milk, and milk contains lactose.
What is lactose?
Lactose is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.
Our small intestines typically have an enzyme called lactase that can break down these sugars and absorb them.
If you are lactose intolerant, your body can’t break lactose down.
It means that the leftover lactose goes to your colon, makes friends with the bacteria, and wreaks all sorts of havoc on its way out. Think bloating, gas, and diarrhea… all that fun stuff!
So why are you telling me I can eat Kraft Cheese?
If the result of eating cheese is doom, why are you telling me to try Kraft cheese?
Because, Kraft sells cheese that is naturally lactose free. They offer so many options you always can find one that works.
Cheese from Kraft that are naturally lactose free:
Parmesan is a delicious aged cheese that is a staple in many Italian dishes. Lactose intolerant people can enjoy many of their favorite dishes if it contains parmesan. That means that you can eat this treat without having to worry.
Kraft offers Parmesan cheese in numerous forms, all of which contain no lactose.
Parmesan cheese by Kraft comes in shaker bottles, jars, and bags.
Cheddar cheese is a mac and cheese staple as well as a cheese and cracker favorite. While you still need to be careful with mac and cheese because it contains milk, the cheddar in it won’t upset your stomach.
Cheddar is typically aged, so it has very little lactose.
Most people can eat this delicious cheese with no problem.
The longer it is aged, the less lactose it has.
Kraft has many versions of cheddar.
You can find it in bricks, cubes, slices, and shredded in bags.
They offer cheddar varieties from mild to sharp cheddar. Sharp cheddar naturally has the least amount of lactose because of its aging process.
Swiss Cheese is the holy grail of cheeses.
Not because it’s holy, but because it’s holey.
Bad jokes aside, this cheese is a favorite in sandwiches, burgers, and sauces.
It also tends to have almost untraceable lactose levels, so you won’t have to worry if you’re lactose-intolerant.
Kraft sells Swiss Cheese in thin, thick, and low-fat slices.
Jack cheeses are another variety of cheese that has lower levels of lactose generally. These cheeses include Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, and Pepper Jack.
These cheeses are a staple in quesadillas, mac and cheese, dips, and more.
You can find these varieties made by Kraft as cubes, slices, shredded in bags, and sticks.
A go-to cheese for calzones, sandwiches, and burgers is provolone cheese.
This cheese gives any dish it’s in a slightly smoky and creamy flavor.
However, creamy and smoky doesn’t mean bloating and uncomfortable.
Provolone only has 0-1 grams of lactose per serving!
You can enjoy this delicious cheese without the dire consequences.
Kraft sells provolone by the slice so that you can enjoy it in a variety of delicious dishes.
Sounds great. What about Kraft’s other cheeses?
Sure, there are a lot of cheeses that you can naturally eat without worry.
If you can eat those cheeses without worry anyway, why recommend Kraft?
Well, we’re going to let you in on a little secret.
Many Kraft products do not contain lactose, even those typically a no-no for lactose-intolerant people.
How is that possible?
Remember how we said that lactose is a sugar?
If you read the back of the label, many of Kraft’s cheeses say 0% sugar.
That means that the product does not contain lactose and is generally safe for lactose-intolerant people.
Many labels on Kraft products will also say “contains 0g of lactose per serving” for extra peace-of-mind.
Surprising Kraft cheese that’s lactose free:
A VERY popular cheese that is usually a no-no for lactose-intolerant people is mozzarella.
You can find this cheese in pizza or pasta or just as a snack.
However, the Kraft Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, 8 oz bag say “contains 0g of lactose per serving.”
They sell this delicious cheese shredded, in blocks, and as string cheese.
Kraft products you need to avoid:
Not all Kraft products are lactose-friendly. It is essential to read each label to see if it says sugar-free, lactose-free, or both. Here are some Kraft products that you have to watch out for:
Kraft Singles American cheese
While super decadent, you have to be wary of Kraft Singles American cheeses. They are neither certified “lactose-free” nor sugar-free.
This Kraft product contains two-grams of sugar.
If you eat this product, you may want to take a lactose supplement to help you digest it.
Kraft Mac and Cheese
Kraft’s beloved Mac and Cheese is ooey and gooey but also questionable for lactose-intolerant people.
This dish also does not say lactose-free.
It has six grams of sugar, which is worrisome for lactose-intolerant people.
If you want to eat this popular treat, proceed with caution and consider taking a lactose supplement.
If you’re a lactose-intolerant cheese-lover, worry not!
There are many delicious kinds of cheese from Kraft that you can eat without torturing yourself.
If you read your labels carefully, you can enjoy all the joys of cheese!
Bonus: More cheeses you can eat!