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The cheese products listed include:

• Cottage cheese (full-fat)
• Cottage cheese (fat-free)
• Cream cheese
• Ricotta cheese
• Cheddar cheese
• Gouda cheese
• Mozzarella cheese
• Full-fat processed cheese
• Medium fat processed cheese spread
• Feta
• Brie
• Camembert
• Blue cheese

Nutritional composition tables for other dairy products which are available in this section are:

Yoghurt, buttermilk and maas

Butter and cream

Full-cream milk: Fresh, UHT, Sterilised, Milk powder – reconstituted, Commercial flavoured – listed below

Low-fat milk: Fresh, UHT, Milk powder – reconstituted, Commercial

Skimmed milk: Fresh, UHT, Milk powder – reconstituted, Commercial flavoured

Other Milk products

Notation for the tables:


Nutrient Composition of Cheese

Nutrient Composition of Cheese


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  1. SMIT LE; SMITH N; SCHÖNFELDT HC & HEINZE PH.  1998. The nutritional content of South African Cheese. Dairy Industry Centre, ARC-Animal Nutrition and Animal Products Institute, Irene.
  2. US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Agricultural Research Service.   1998.  USDA Nutrient database for Standard Reference, release 12. Nutrient data Laboratory Home page, data (Last update, May 2008).
  3. HOLLAND B, UNWIN ID & BUSS DH. 1989. Milk Products and Eggs. The fourth supplement to McCane & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods (4th Edition). The Royal Society of Chemistry and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
  4. SAYED N, FRANS Y & SCHÖNFELDT HC.  1999. Composition of South African Foods. Milk & Milk Products, Eggs, Meat & Meat products.  SAFCOD. Medical Research Council.
  5. As per calculated value.

(-) Missing values.


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