Food & Nutrition

Cheese that’s packed with protein – 3 we love

Published by Finn Hayden

It's always nice to get a protein boost from foods that you don't expect them from, which is why so many of our guides are about products like this, such as high protein cereal and high protein yoghurt.

Because cheese is typically made from cows' milk, it's usually quite high in protein already. But there are actually cheeses out there which are especially high in protein, usually because they contain a few extra ingredients alongside the cows' milk, or because they contain special types of cows' milk.

We've now tried 3 different types of cheese which are high in protein, and we enjoyed all 3 of them. So we thought it would be useful to look at each of these cheeses in a guide and explain why we enjoyed them, let's get into it:

Valley Spire Mature Cheese from Lidl

We've included high protein products from Lidl in a number of our guides because the supermarket has really stepped up its high protein range in recent years. This includes protein shakes and also protein bars, but we're now starting to see products like this high protein cheese on Lidl shelves. Each 200g block of this cheese contains 68g of protein, which is very high. For context, the Mature Cheddar from Cathedral City contains 50.8g of protein per 200g, so you get almost 20g more protein in the same amount of the Valley Spire Mature Cheese. Learn more and buy it here - lidl.co.uk

Valley Spire high protein Lidl cheese

Eatlean cheese slices

We've included the EatLean cheese previously in our low calorie cheese guide, and part of what makes this cheese so low in calories is that it's made from low fat cheese, which also makes it very high in protein. You can buy the Eatlean cheese in a few forms, including in a block, grated, or in slices (we tried the slices for this guide). At a whopping 37g of protein per 100g, this cheese is the highest protein cheese that we tried for this guide. It's made from 100% cows' milk and all that makes it high in protein is that the cheese is low in fat. We really liked the taste of this cheese and loved the convenience of the slices. It's a little more expensive than the high protein cheese from Lidl, but it does contain more protein per 100g. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Eatlean cheese slices

Arla B.O.B mature cheddar

Nothing in the Arla B.O.B cheese mentions that it's high in protein, but it really should - this cheese contains 28g of protein per 100g, which isn't as protein-packed as the other 2 options we've included in this guide, but it's still higher than most cheese out there. We really enjoyed the taste of this cheese and once again, the only reason it's high in protein is the fact that it's made from low fat cows' milk. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk

Arla BOB cheese

We hope this guide inspires you to try a high protein cheese! Let us know if you've tried any of these cheeses that we've recommended in this guide.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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