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Fat Free Cheese?

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Fat Free Cheese?

Where in Canada can I source Fat Free Cheese?

I need it for a recipe.
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I mean... most cheese is like 40% fat.

How you'd replace this to get anything edible is beyond me....
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death_hawk wrote: I mean... most cheese is like 40% fat.

How you'd replace this to get anything edible is beyond me....
They have these really low 4% fat cheeses. Thats as far as it goes for a somewhat ok cheese. I did this when body building to control macros & fat intake.
That alone speaks to the taste... but you get good at closing your eyes and imagining.

Theres also these processed yellow square slices totally fat free. Only for adding color and texture. No taste.
Fat free cheese is stricly for sparking your imagination while on some sort of strict diet.

It just doesnt add anything.
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UrbanPoet wrote: They have these really low 4% fat cheeses. Thats as far as it goes for a somewhat ok cheese. I did this when body building to control macros & fat intake.
That alone speaks to the taste... but you get good at closing your eyes and imagining.

Theres also these processed yellow square slices totally fat free. Only for adding color and texture. No taste.
Fat free cheese is stricly for sparking your imagination while on some sort of strict diet.

It just doesnt add anything.
Salsa cheese is fake but I think that’s what you are referring to
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I think I’d have a better taste experience eating partially hardened white glue than fat-free cheese...
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OP did not specify what type of cheese they are looking for.
Cottage cheese can be had 0% fat.
Philly cheese can be had 0%

But if they are looking for FF real cheese, I would love to know who came up with that recipe and why.
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cRaZyRaVr wrote: OP did not specify what type of cheese they are looking for.
Good point.

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playnicee1 wrote: Good point.

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I dont think I have ever seen that here in Ontario, it mostly available in the States isn't it?
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lensbuyer wrote: I dont think I have ever seen that here in Ontario, it mostly available in the States isn't it?
Fiesta farms used to sell fat free cheese, but I am not sure if they still do. (may have been imported?)
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they remove the fat and replace with carbs I'm assuming. I used to see it at most supermarkets but it was pricey
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playnicee1 wrote: Good point.

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Yes!

Looking to use it in a low calorie recipe.

It’s for myself to keep calories low.

Yes I know it’s not going to taste like 40% fat cheese
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Easto wrote: Yes!

Looking to use it in a low calorie recipe.

It’s for myself to keep calories low.

Yes I know it’s not going to taste like 40% fat cheese
If thats the case... back in my body building super strict macro days...

I ate allegro 4% fat cheese. Its practically fat free.


https://www.ourcheeses.com/directory/allegro-4
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UrbanPoet wrote: If thats the case... back in my body building super strict macro days...

I ate allegro 4% fat cheese. Its practically fat free.


https://www.ourcheeses.com/directory/allegro-4
From their website........ now I know what you mean about using your imagination lol
This firm lactose-free cheese contains only 4% fat. One 30 g cube provides 20% of the recommended daily calcium intake and 11 g of protein. Keeps you satisfied until the next meal!.


30g cube satisfied until next meal.... in what world???? When is the next meal? The next bite??
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Cottage cheese? I'm pretty sure I've seen non fat cottage cheese
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Allegro used to make 4% cheese but they have backed off and now all of their products are 9% MF http://myallegro.ca/en/products/white-500

The texture is more carby because it is all milk solids. It doesn't melt, it toasts. It doesn't emulsify, it clumps. OP, what are you hoping to do? Low fat cheese doesn't tend to work in recipes. It's designed to be eaten cold (shreds on a salad or taco or slices on a sandwich) not heated.

Once you are < 4.5g of fat per 30g it's not cheese, it doesn't behave like cheese. Allegro 9% is 2.5g fat/30g. In a recipe it behaves more like wood chips.

My universal recommendation is to rework the recipe so that it uses fresh cilantro. Low fat, low carbs, assertive flavour.

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