Product Type: Kerry Cheese
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Kerry LowLow is high on my list
Kerry Low Low Mature Cheddar
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Kerry Low Low Mature Cheddar
Advantages: Tastes just like regular cheese but with 1/3 less fat
Disadvantages: None that I can think of
For a long time, I was afraid to buy a block of low-fat cheddar. I had tasted some years ago at my friend's house, and although I don't remember what brand it was, I do recall that it tasted bland and unpleasant and I had no wish to eat any more of it. However, I recently saw this Kerry LowLow in the cheese section at Tesco. Because I do like Kerry and because of my desire to lose a few pounds, I decided to be brave and give it a go. I'm glad I did.
Kerry LowLow is a mature cheddar that contains 1/3 less fat than regular cheddar. It's suitable for vegetarians (meaning that they don't use rennet to process it) and it's gluten-free. It comes in a distinctive green and off-white package that's very cheery looking, which helps me not to feel deprived that I've got a diet cheese! And it only has 90 calories per 30 gram serving.
The taste of this cheese is absolutely indistinguishable, to me, from regular full-fat mature cheddar. It's packed full of flavour and nice and sharp the way mature cheddar should be. Because of the strong taste you really don't miss any of the creaminess that additional fat would bring - it's just not necessary here.
Although I originally bought this cheese for cooking, I find it's absolutely acceptable on its own with some oat cakes (and maybe a bit of butter, although this kind of defeats the purpose of low-fat cheese!). In terms of cooking with it, again, it is indistinguishable from full-fat cheese. It makes luscious cheese on toast and is also perfect in macaroni and cheese.
One of my favourite quick lunches is quesadillas made with this cheese. You simply take a tortilla, grate some cheese onto it, and then add any other toppings you like such as jalapenos, chopped tomatoes, or some lightly fried mushrooms and/or spinach. You can also spoon some refried beans on there if you like. Then put another tortilla on top and place in a dry frying pan (no need for oil) over medium heat. Brown on both sides and serve with some low-fat Greek yoghurt or creme fraiche and, if you like, some salsa or hot sauce. Delicious!
I'm afraid I can't recall the exact price of this cheese but I did notice that it was about the same price as regular name-brand cheddar. Also it comes in slices which would be more convenient than block cheese for sandwiches.
I'm so glad I got over my aversion for low fat cheese and gave this a try. Now I can enjoy all my favourite cheesy dishes with much less guilt. Highly recommended.
Summary: Give it a try
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