best low fodmap cheeses

Low FODMAP Diet Cheese List


Lactose is on the high FODMAP list and if you malabsorb lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products, you should limit cheese that contains lactose, like:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Haloumi

Most hard cheeses and other matured or ‘ripened’ cheeses (brie, feta, camembert) are low in lactose or lactose-free.  When lactose is not completely digested, it contributes to abdominal
bloating, pain, gas, and diarrhea, often occurring 30 minutes to two hours following the consumption of milk and milk

So again, where is Lactose found?

Cow’s, sheep’s, and goat’s milk

“What Should I Limit?”
Limit foods high in lactose such as yogurt, ice cream, milk, and ricotta and cottage cheeses.

If you feel you might be lactose intolerant, make an appointment with a Gastroenterologist to see which test she/he suggests -a Lactose tolerance blood test or a Hydrogen breath test. Lactose tolerance tests measure the ability of your intestines to break down lactose.

Best Low FODMAP Cheese List

  • Parmesan
  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar
  • Feta cheese
  • Brie, Camembert,
  • Goat cheese,
  • Swiss
  • Lactose-free milk
  • Lactose-free yogurt
  • Lactose-free cottage cheese
  • Small amounts of haloumi cheese
  • Small amounts of heavy cream
  • Small amounts of whipped cream
  • Small amounts of traditional cottage cheese
  • Small amounts of traditional ricotta

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