Hard cheeses such as cheddar, Parmesan, Swiss, and Gouda typically contain very low levels of lactose due to the fermentation process. Aging also reduces lactose content, making them easier to digest for many individuals.
Some soft cheeses like brie and camembert might be better tolerated than others as they contain lower lactose levels compared to fresh cheeses. However, tolerance can vary from person to person.
Blue cheeses like Roquefort, Gorgonzola, and Stilton are aged and have lower lactose content due to the breakdown of lactose during the aging process. Some lactose-intolerant individuals find them easier to digest.
Feta, a crumbly cheese made from sheep's or goat's milk, tends to have lower lactose levels than cow's milk cheese. It's often better tolerated by people with lactose intolerance.
While being a soft cheese, brie, and similar cheeses, such as camembert, can be lower in lactose due to their fermentation process and aging.
Some people with lactose intolerance can tolerate mozzarella cheese well as it has lower lactose levels compared to some other cheeses.
This Swiss cheese variety, similar to other hard cheeses, tends to be lower in lactose content due to its aging process.
Provolone is another aged cheese that might have reduced lactose levels, making it potentially suitable for some individuals with lactose intolerance.