I tried a cholesterol-free cheese to see if it measured up

What if you could sit down and tear down a good block of Cheddar cheese without feeling guilty about building up cholesterol? Well, now, according to the nice folks at “Fit Cheese,” you can.

I know what you’re thinking. Low-fat cheese is usually bland and forgettable, but this newly launched product aims to lower cholesterol to zero, reduce saturated fat by 80%, and retain the flavor of a great Cheddar. I had to try.

And actually, it’s really nice. Served in blocks, it looks like cheese, smells like cheese and, amazingly, tastes like cheese.

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It has a fairly strong flavor, which won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it suited my wife and I well, as we like a stronger flavor and we miss light, bland cheeses.

Fit Cheese was actually created by a coronary patient who had relied on fatty foods so much that cheese became one of his forgotten pleasures.



John Goddard, a senior food industry executive, concocted a recipe using vegetable oil and then perfected it to what he considers perfection, creating what some will be delighted to hear is a cheese lactose-free and cholesterol-free that melts like cheese, grates like cheese and tastes like cheese.

It’s available online at the moment, but makers Bisham Foods and producer Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses hope to have it in supermarkets soon.

Warning, it’s really quite good!