Gimme my CHEESE… (without symptoms).

I never thought the day would arrive, but after much speculation, much nervousness, and much hesitation, I heeded the call of my message board posters and tried eating Kraft Shredded Cheese. I know, the label reads “Contains 0 grams of lactose per serving” but, leary about labels and their interpretations, I wasn’t willing to try it. But then I did.

And the SUN broke through the CLOUDS, because after consuming a whole plate of quesadillas I had virtually none of my normal LI side effects! Still speculative, though, I tried it again, this time on tuna melts. Again, no gas.

I’m still kind of scared to try out my discovery in public, but I suppose I could take a Lactaid just to be safe. So, if you don’t believe me, try it yourself. No guarantees, but I am actually considering having people over for homemade pizza on Friday. Wish me luck.

(Update: I had people over. They happily stayed for a significant amount of time after the meal. Enough said!)

Anyway, if you’re still skeptical about eating cheese, try some recipes from The Uncheese Cookbook : Creating Amazing Dairy-Free Cheese Substitutes and Classic ‘Uncheese’ Dishes by author and vegan educator Joanne Stepaniak.


5 Responses to “Cheese Facts”

  1. jason Says:

    which kraft shredded cheeses are lactose free?! they have numerous different types of shredded cheeses.. so i am a bit confused, but VERY interested! so if you could let me know, that would be great! THANKS!

  2. nereida orrino Says:

    Looking for lactose free products – specifically, cheese, icre cream

  3. Eddie Martin Says:

    I am interested in finding out which Kraft brand cheeses I can successfully have as a lactose intolerant diabetic person. A local eatery assured me that their using light American cheese on a philly cheese steak sandwich would be alright, but they were sadly very wrong. Please inform me.

  4. Fred Says:

    I have found that any cheese product labeled as have zero grams of sugar works for me. Lactose is a sugar. Of course, always give a quick glance at the ingredients and make sure they do not put the whey back in, otherwise I do not have any problems.

    Of course, you can do it by process of elimination.

  5. Nguyen Says:

    My children were both on Soy folramus because I am lactose intolerant. My daughter did well with breast milk for a while, but after I stopped producing a sufficient amount her pediatrician suggested soy based formula to be on the safe side.

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