Definitely can make a meal more interesting. Anyone use in moderation for weight loss when restricting carbs?
Cheese causes insulin release, even though there is little carbs and whey in it. Any Animal protein causes considerable insulin response, I would suspect that if you were to mix a number of vegetable proteins together, so you would end up with something that resembles animal protein in quality, that too will give a large insulin response. If one were to seek as low insulin levels as possible, a low carb/low protein diet is most effective. For fat loss however, a fair amount of animal protein seems to help the vast majority of people, and cheese are OK in that aspect, it's however a energy rich food, so moderation might be vise :)
Cheese is fine however it is a calorie dense food. If you can use it every once in awhile then it might work for you to include in a weight loss diet. If you put cheese on everything then it should be left out.
I use cheese as I would a spice... a little goes a long way for adding flavor to food. Since I don't use as much quantity anymore, I make sure to get high quality. Some things just make life better, and for me, fine cheese is one of those. As is fresh ground coffee, fresh herbs, dark chocolate.... all in moderation of course.
I use goat cheese in moderation without trouble. My problem with cheese is the digestion of cows (it's different from ours and makes it hard for the body to process). I don't have trouble with lactose and am perfectly fine with goat cheese.
I am fairly sure it is higher in fat than cow's (I'm not sure about this) but the goat feta I use has 1g of carbs per serving (80 cals, 8g protein) so I am happy with that. Goes great in eggs or if you have ground bison kicking around.