Low(er) Sodium cheese
While I was at Whole Food today, there was this really super cheese person so I asked about this. She said that Jarlsberg cheeses are made with skim milk and are low fat. Whole foods makes a low sodium and low fat cheddar cheese She didn't have a comment about that one though. She also said that goat cheese has a slightly lower fat content but don't know if your mom likes goat cheese. This woman was really knowledgable, giving the exact numbers for sodium and percentage of fat. Hope your mom is doing well.
Is this the Whole Food on California in SF? I am there fairy frequently, and they have a couple of good cheese people. Did you happen to get a name?
I was surprised when reading the labels on cottage cheeses. They are high sodium. Haven't found the salt free Friendship brand as of yet. I have indeed been sticking to the Jarlsberg. Would like to provide her with more variety, so will look into the goat cheese.
Mom is doing a bit better. Thank you both for your input and well wishes.
No, it was the one in Sonoma, but they have the same products at all stores.
If you can get over to Berkeley, I was at the Berkely Bowl yesterday and they had quite the fat-free/low fat cheese selection. They had the low-fat, low sodium Organic Valley which Whole Foods sells. One I forgot about is that Laughing Cow has those little low fat cheese snacks. Also there is a Boursin light. Cabot has a 50 percent less fat cheddar. There was Heines yogurt culture low fat cheese.
Also a bunch of vegan cheeses ... which means no dairy like Soy Kass fat free mozzarella. One was called the original almond and was made from almond milk. It was sliced like american cheese and came in different varieties like mozzarella and cheddar. Another was Rice Cheeze with multiple flavors. They SAY on the package they taste and melt like real cheese.
No cottage cheese out of the ordinary at BB. The only Safeway I've seen the Friendship cheese was the Safeway in Strawberry Village in Marin ... but I don't get to Safeway much.
Didn't look all that closely, there might be more at BB. I had planned to hit the Cheeseboard, but got too caught up at the farmers market and forgot about it.
Interesting there's so much low fat cheese out there. Sodium-wise ... can't say
Go to one of the cheese shops that has a knowledgable staff like Cheesebeoard or Cowgirl and ask them what they have. Then you can taste too and see if you like them. Even Whole Foods might have something you could sample.
Some Safeway's sell Friendship cottage cheese without salt which is excellent.
IMO, if possible, just eat less of a quality cheese, than the usual plastic that passes for low sodium or low fat. You might have health reasons preventing that, so that may not be possible but if it is just saving calories ... low fat and low sodium cheese ... why bother? Life's too short to waste calories on mediocre food.
I couldn't agree with you more. I myself (try to) do exactly that...eat the best in moderation. But I ask because my elderly mother is attempting to recover from major surgery and is refusing food. Cheese is among the only things she is currently willing to eat, but it must be as low fat and low sodium as possible. Thanks for the recs.