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Calories in cheese

Sarah Horrocks
by Sarah Horrocks Published on 19 May 2008
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Cheese is known for being calorific, but it isn't always as fatty as you might think. The calorie count of cheese depends on how it's made and how much water it contains. And however fatty cheese is, a little piece from time to time (30-40g) won't hurt - and provides your body with essential protein, calcium and minerals you need for healthy bones!

Cheese is known for being calorific, but it isn't always as fatty as you might think. The calorie count of cheese depends on how it's made and how much water it contains. And however fatty cheese is, a little piece from time to time (30-40g) won't hurt - and provides your body with essential protein, calcium and minerals you need for healthy bones!

> Here's the calorie count in 100g of the most popular cheeses.

Soft cheese

Average = 315 calories, 18% protein, 26% fat

Camembert 260 - 290 calories

Brie 350 calories
Mascarpone 350 - 400 calories
Mozzarella 220 - 280 calories
Ricotta 165 calories

Hard pressed cheese

Average = 360 calories, 26% protein, 28% fat

Edam 315 calories

Emmental 355 - 370 calories

Gouda 360 calories

Cheddar 380 - 400 calories
Red Leicester 400 calories
Parmesan 390 calories

Spreadable cheese

Average = 260 calories, 9% protein, 21% fat

Philadelphia 255 calories

Dairylea 240 calories

Laughing Cow 250 calories

Spreadable cheese with herbs 260 - 340 calories


Blue cheese

Average = 350 calories, 18% protein, 30% fat

Stilton 410 calories

Roquefort 360 calories
Gorgonzola 310 calories

Goat and sheep's cheese
Average = 278 calories, 17% protein, 22% fat

Goat's cheese 180-260 calories

Feta 270 calories

by Sarah Horrocks

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