I am fine when I eat home-made yoghurt, it seems to do me good, but when I eat cheese it makes me sneeze and have rhinitus, v annoying. Now, I know what you're all gonna say, just stop eating the stuff..but I just can't seem to kick it. I don't miss grains or beans one bit, but cheese is in the house for the kids and sometimes when I get hungry I just crave it badly!
I am making kefir currently in the hope that this will help my (suspected) lactose intolerance, but I'm wondering if the UK supermarket cheeses that claim to be mature, are not in fact matured to the point of low lactose. And maybe there are better sources out there, that do not cost the earth, perhaps online? A friend of mine said that his mum could eat certain types of cheese but not others, as they are all made differently. Any cheese experts who could explain the differences to me?
Much appreciated. And if you're going to say 'stop eating cheese' cos its not really paleo, maybe some tips on why I am craving it so bad and how I can stop? :D
You don't say where you are in the UK - but if you're in / near Sussex, Hook & Son do raw milk, cream and butter. And if you're lucky enough to be on their routes, they also deliver.
With regards to cheese - I've found Sainsbury's doing raw goat's cheese - but this was around Christmas time when cheese is everywhere, and I've not been back since.
The only unpasteurised/raw organic cheese I've been able to get hold of are:
Red23 have a whole bunch of raw cheese. You can get the Hafod Cheddar from Neal's Yard Dairy and Waitrose as well. Waitrose is the most cost-effective option.
One mature raw pastured cheese that isn't on Red23 is Ferrari Parmigiano Reggiano (a kind of parmesan). You can buy it at Waitrose, Ocado and probably some other supermarkets.
If properly matured but pasteurised cheese is acceptable, I can recommend Waitrose's extra mature organic cheddar.
Check the labels on cheeses - I know Sainsburys Gruyere is unpasteurised, as is Tescos i think, and other continental cheeses can be unpasteurised. Any local cheese shops near you to sell speciality / "real" cheese?
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