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36 Cheeses Highest in Protein


For those going vegetarian, or simply looking to get more protein in their diet, cheese can be a good choice, but then, which one to buy? Here is a list of 36 cheeses that provide the most protein per 100 gram serving. 100 grams is roughly equivalent to 1 cup grated for most cheeses. In general cheeses which are low in fat will provide more protein per serving, however this is not always the case. Please note that #36 Cottage Cheese is perhaps the best source of protein with the lowest calories, and is the best choice for weight loss. For more see the article on high protein foods.
#1 Parmesan Cheese 456 calories Protein: 42% Carb: 4% Fat: 28% Other (water): 26%
#2 Romano Cheese 387 calories Protein: 32% Carb: 4% Fat: 26% Other (water): 38%
#3 Non-Fat Mozzarella Cheese 149 calories Protein: 32% Carb: 4% Fat: 0% Other (water): 64%
#4 Goat Cheese(Hard Type) 452 calories Protein: 31% Carb: 2% Fat: 34% Other (water): 33%
#5 Gruyere Cheese 413 calories Protein: 30% Carb: 0% Fat: 31% Other (water): 39%
#6 Swiss Cheese 376 calories Protein: 28% Carb: 3% Fat: 26% Other (water): 43%
#7 Low Fat Monterey Cheese 313 calories Protein: 28% Carb: 1% Fat: 21% Other (water): 50%
#8 Mozzarella Cheese 280 calories Protein: 28% Carb: 3% Fat: 16% Other (water): 53%
#9 Low Fat Cheddar Cheese 282 calories Protein: 27% Carb: 2% Fat: 17% Other (water): 54%
#10 Fontina Cheese 389 calories Protein: 26% Carb: 2% Fat: 30% Other (water): 42%
#11 Provolone Cheese 351 calories Protein: 26% Carb: 2% Fat: 25% Other (water): 47%
#12 Caraway Cheese 376 calories Protein: 25% Carb: 3% Fat: 28% Other (water): 44%
#13 Edam Cheese 357 calories Protein: 25% Carb: 1% Fat: 26% Other (water): 48%
#14 Gouda Cheese 356 calories Protein: 25% Carb: 2% Fat: 26% Other (water): 47%
#15 Low Fat Muenster Cheese 274 calories Protein: 25% Carb: 4% Fat: 17% Other (water): 54%
#16 Reduced Fat Mexican Blend Cheese 282 calories Protein: 25% Carb: 3% Fat: 17% Other (water): 55%
#17 Monterey Cheese 373 calories Protein: 24% Carb: 1% Fat: 29% Other (water): 46%
#18 Tilsit Cheese 340 calories Protein: 24% Carb: 2% Fat: 25% Other (water): 49%
#19 Low Fat Cheddar Or Colby Cheese 173 calories Protein: 24% Carb: 2% Fat: 7% Other (water): 67%
#20 Port De Salut Cheese 352 calories Protein: 24% Carb: 1% Fat: 27% Other (water): 48%
#21 Colby Cheese 394 calories Protein: 24% Carb: 3% Fat: 30% Other (water): 43%
#22 Muenster Cheese 368 calories Protein: 23% Carb: 1% Fat: 28% Other (water): 48%
#23 Cheshire Cheese 387 calories Protein: 23% Carb: 5% Fat: 29% Other (water): 43%
#24 Brick Cheese 371 calories Protein: 23% Carb: 3% Fat: 28% Other (water): 46%
#25 Kraft Free Singles 148 calories Protein: 23% Carb: 12% Fat: 0% Other (water): 65%
#26 Mexican Queso Asadero 356 calories Protein: 23% Carb: 3% Fat: 27% Other (water): 47%
#27 Pimento Cheese 375 calories Protein: 22% Carb: 2% Fat: 30% Other (water): 46%
#28 Semisoft Goat Cheese 364 calories Protein: 22% Carb: 3% Fat: 28% Other (water): 47%
#29 Mexican Queso Chihuahua 374 calories Protein: 22% Carb: 6% Fat: 28% Other (water): 44%
#30 Roquefort Cheese 369 calories Protein: 22% Carb: 2% Fat: 29% Other (water): 47%
#31 Mexican Queso Anejo 373 calories Protein: 21% Carb: 5% Fat: 28% Other (water): 46%
#32 Blue Cheese 353 calories Protein: 21% Carb: 2% Fat: 27% Other (water): 50%
#33 Brie 334 calories Protein: 21% Carb: 0% Fat: 26% Other (water): 53%
#34 Limburger 327 calories Protein: 20% Carb: 0% Fat: 26% Other (water): 54%
#35 Camembert 300 calories Protein: 20% Carb: 0% Fat: 23% Other (water): 57%
#36 Nonfat Cottage Cheese 85 calories Protein: 17% Carb: 2% Fat: 0% Other (water): 81%
For more suggestions try the nutrient ranking tool.


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