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These are basically pure carbohydrates, so they aren’t exactly keto-friendly. Additionally, natamycin, a common anti-fungal, is also added to cheeses (specifically shredded cheese) to prevent mold. Instead, try shredding cheese yourself at home for the perfect keto alternative! A block of cheese does not contain any additives and can be shredded by cutting a cheese grater or food processor. Sliced Cheese
Nutrition InformationWhile most cheese slices are simply slices of cheese, you will want to watch out for a few things. First off, avoid American singles (or slices). These individually wrapped cheese slices can barely even be classified as cheese! Instead, they are considered a “cheese product”. These cheese slices contain modified food starch, whey concentrate, calcium phosphate, potassium citrate, sodium phosphate, and sorbic acid. Instead, stick to cheeses with only one ingredient–the cheese! These cheeses will have <1g net carb in one serving. Heavily processed cheese, like American singles, has two to three grams of carbs in just one slice and should be avoided on a keto diet. Melting Cheese & Cheese DipVelveeta
and other similar block cheeses are the “I can’t believe it’s not butter” of cheeses. They are advertised as a healthier alternative, but they are actually significantly worse for you! These cheeses, similar to butter alternatives, add vegetable oil or canola oil to add the claim that they contain less fat than regular cheese.