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Lactose Free Cheese

It is common to associate lactose with dairy products. Rightly so, since lactose is a type of sugar found, to varying degrees, in milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products. But the good news is that all of these products can also be enjoyed free of lactose. Here’s your guide to the universe of delicious lactose free alternatives.  Also,  knowing all of us are constantly looking for inspiration in the kitchen, we’ve included a few of our favourite lactose free recipes! 

Everything You Need to Know About Lactose Free Cheese and Dairy

What is Lactose, and What Causes a Lactose Intolerance?

Lactose is the name of a sugar found in most dairy  such as milk, cream, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, and others. Normally, our stomachs release a digestive enzyme called lactase, which is responsible for breaking down lactose and making it ready to be absorbed. However, lactose intolerance occurs when the stomach doesn’t produce enough of this enzyme. It is a rather common condition: approximately 18% of Canadians suffer from lactose intolerance.

Luckily, there exists a simple solution. Lactose can be broken down by adding an enzyme called lactase to dairy products, making it  easier to digest and absorb by people with lactose intolerance. That’s how lactose free products are typically produced . Yes, it’s that easy! 

Choosing the Perfect Lactose Free Cheese

There are many options when looking for a lactose free cheese. Armstrong’s Lactose Free Marble Cheddar Cheese Block is an everyday cheese favourite, with a rich and smooth, crowd-pleasing taste. Looking to make amazing au gratin dishes that don’t contain lactose? Then you need Armstrong’s Lactose Free Triple Cheddar Shredded Cheese – mild, medium and old cheddar shredded into one convenient package. It melts perfectly and adds a depth of cheesy flavour to any dish. For deluxe sandwiches without having to worry about lactose, try our Swiss Cheese Slices

Lactose Free Recipe Ideas

Lactose Free Mac & Cheese

Being able to enjoy lactose free cheese is one thing. Preparing the comforting recipes you love without sacrificing delicious cheesiness is another! Try making this delicious Lactose Free Mac and Cheese at home — you’ll be convinced that lactose free cheese works wonders to make the deliciously cheesy dishes you’ve always enjoyed.

All-in-One Chicken Rice With Lactose Free Cheddar

For those who are intolerant to lactose, you can now enjoy au gratin dishes. This Chicken and Cheddar Rice is absolutely delicious, cheesy and tasty as can be! And lactose free, thanks to Armstrong’s Lactose Free Cheddar Cheese. Too good to be true? Too good, period.

Lactose Free Chili Mac and Cheese

New favourite dish alert! What if two comfort food staples could be melted  into one mouth-watering creation? This Lactose Free Chili Mac and Cheese does just that—the meat chili we love incorporated into a classic mac and cheese! The best part? Thanks to Armstrong’s Lactose Free Marble Cheddar, it’s both packed with flavour and free of lactose!