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Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

Hi all.. i wonder can anyone please advice me where in zurich or switzerland i can find cheese which is lactose free .. ?
i know they sell lactose free milk..but im trying to find lactose free cheese .. e.g. mozzarella /cheddar ... i saw some webpages about lactose free cheese factory in switzerland but i never could find them !!

P.S. i know the line Free From by Coop that they have lactose free mozzarella, but i wanna know is there any other brands existing that i can find /_\...

anyone can help me out with this?

or please tell me if u've seen this lactose free cheese !! thanks x 10!!
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Re: Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

I don't know about Lactose free cheese but check with your doctor if you are OK to eat sheeps milk cheese. I am told that the protein molecules are much smaller in sheeps milk making them easier to digest.

I have a lot of customers who have a lactose intolerance problem but they are safe to eat sheeps milk cheeses and other sheeps milk products. I have 2 or 3 sheeps milk cheeses and a guy at the Zurich HB market on Wednesdays has milk, yogurt and sheeps milk cheese from his own farm.

EDIT: Just a quick search and the term "Lactose free cheese" actually shows me products that are dairy free, i.e. not cheese at all but cheese like substances. If you are after actual cheese, also look at aged hard cheeses such as cheddar, Appenzeller and Gruyere as the aging process actually removes nearly all lactose from the cheese.
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Re: Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

If you are based in ZH, try the Egli health food shop. There is one at the Hbf, and one at the Staufacher tram stop( trams ,2,3 14,9)


http://www.zuerich.com/de/page.cfm/z...rien-list.html

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Tete de Moine Cheese should be OK.
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Hi all.. i wonder can anyone please advice me where in zurich or switzerland i can find cheese which is lactose free .. ?
i know they sell lactose free milk..but im trying to find lactose free cheese .. e.g. mozzarella /cheddar ... i saw some webpages about lactose free cheese factory in switzerland but i never could find them !!

P.S. i know the line Free From by Coop that they have lactose free mozzarella, but i wanna know is there any other brands existing that i can find /_\...

anyone can help me out with this?

or please tell me if u've seen this lactose free cheese !! thanks x 10!!
Hi

What type of intolerance do you have? How does your body react when you ingest lactose?

My problem is that I do not have the enzyme lactase to digest the lactose. The absence of this enzyme is widespread (asia, africa), it's mainly in europe that people have lactase enzyme.
So in my case, the solution was to take lactase enzyme pills before eating cheese/fondue (product name is Lacdigest).
Please ask your pharmacy or doctor before buying and using it. It works for me, it may not correspond to your problem.

Here is a map of lactose intolerance by country.
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Re: Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

Lactose intolerance is the natural state for the majority of humans. (Over 70% of adults are lactose intolerant.) Not to be confused with dairy allergy.

This chappy / thread indicates that unpasteurised products may contain the lactase enzyme needed to break down the lactose in dairy products...
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Great chart, bit of a bugger for deuteranopic lactose intolerants like myself though :-)
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Great chart, bit of a bugger for deuteranopic lactose intolerants like myself though :-)
is it linked? funny is that I'm slightly deuteranopic (red/green) and also have lactose intolerance
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is it linked? funny is that I'm slightly deuteranopic (red/green) and also have lactose intolerance
I can normally get by (Traffic lights are a real test ), but red / green sliding scales such as this chart uses , really throw me. Oh, and wiring, I am a bit dodgya round the home but I am still alive.
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is it linked? funny is that I'm slightly deuteranopic (red/green) and also have lactose intolerance
I don't know about linked, but if I ever had the choice of red or green lactose free cheese I would probably pass on both...
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Hi

What type of intolerance do you have? How does your body react when you ingest lactose?

My problem is that I do not have the enzyme lactase to digest the lactose. The absence of this enzyme is widespread (asia, africa), it's mainly in europe that people have lactase enzyme.
So in my case, the solution was to take lactase enzyme pills before eating cheese/fondue (product name is Lacdigest).
Please ask your pharmacy or doctor before buying and using it. It works for me, it may not correspond to your problem.

Here is a map of lactose intolerance by country.
thanks for your advices of the lactose enzyme pills =) ill try to ask the pharmacy

interesting chart ! didnt know there're this large scale of people are lactose tolerance in china tho .
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I don't know about Lactose free cheese but check with your doctor if you are OK to eat sheeps milk cheese. I am told that the protein molecules are much smaller in sheeps milk making them easier to digest.

I have a lot of customers who have a lactose intolerance problem but they are safe to eat sheeps milk cheeses and other sheeps milk products. I have 2 or 3 sheeps milk cheeses and a guy at the Zurich HB market on Wednesdays has milk, yogurt and sheeps milk cheese from his own farm.

EDIT: Just a quick search and the term "Lactose free cheese" actually shows me products that are dairy free, i.e. not cheese at all but cheese like substances. If you are after actual cheese, also look at aged hard cheeses such as cheddar, Appenzeller and Gruyere as the aging process actually removes nearly all lactose from the cheese.
yeh i've checked on internet that almost all aged hard cheeses are ALMOST lactose free..... but not totally free from.
and there's
this cheese factory saying they have lactose free cheese products, like 0.1g / 100g ... but i cant read german at all, and the google translate isnt very helpful... dunno where i can actually find these products to buy v_v
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If you are based in ZH, try the Egli health food shop. There is one at the Hbf, and one at the Staufacher tram stop( trams ,2,3 14,9)


http://www.zuerich.com/de/page.cfm/z...rien-list.html

Hope that helps. :-)
thanks a lot ill hv a look there this weekend )))

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Tete de Moine Cheese should be OK.
danke!! do u know where i can buy this cheese in switzerland tho?
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danke!! do u know where i can buy this cheese in switzerland tho?
Is should be widely available in Switzerland.
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Re: Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

I am lactose intolerant but can eat Emmantal cheese as the holes are due to the lactose being used up. I have never had any trouble with it at all and I am very sensitive to it.

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Coop has a line of products called "free from" and I think some of that is lactose free. Is it lactose that you have to avoid (because you don't have the proper enzyme) or casein (usually people who avoid all dairy).

Oh duh....sorry, you mentioned free from.

I know that in the US you can buy lactose enyzme pills - brand name lactaid.

In the US, I could not drink milk, but here for some reason I can. I always thought I was lactose intolerant, but now I wonder.....I would try the sheep cheeses though for a better tasting alternative than the lactose free stuff.

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I suggest you private Jack as he knows quite a bit about this subject.

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Re: Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

in mozarella even it is normal type, there is few lactose

you can try goat cheeses. there is one in migros i think its name is MONTESIO or sth like this next to ASIAGO.

aged cheese is better, like parmesan.

you can also try feta.
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Re: Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

The tablets for people with lactose intolerance are sold in every Swiss pharmacy as Lacdigest and are around Fr.50 for 100 tablets.
They last approx. one month depending on how often you need them.

From: http://ch.oddb.org/resources/patinfo...9912.40567.pdf
(in German, French and Italian)
Max. dosage per meal: 6 tablets
Max. dosage per day: 12 tablets

I know people who have been using them for at least two years due to the effectiveness.

More info. below:
http://www.groggpharma.ch/cms/front_content.php?idcat=5

You can use translate.google.com to translate the webpage.

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Re: Lactose intolerant....Lactose free cheese?

My fellow lactose intolerants, I struck gold in Aldi today. There it was just sitting in the cheese section with a small modest 'laktosefrei' label I ate an amazing cheese sandwich (after a very very long time) and did a little celebration dance, because I am no more captive to the fresh cheese from Free Form in Coop The cheese slices are scrumptious and moreish, taste like the real deal and my stomach feels fine
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