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Does fully matured Parmesan cheese have any lactose remaining?

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September 12, 2011 11:14PM

Just a little

It does, but not enough for a lactose intolerant person to get worried about. It contains less than a half a gram of lactose. Cheddar amd Swiss cheese, as well as most other natural and well aged cheeses, have trace amounts of lactose. Not even close to enough harm a lactose intolerant person. However, cheese foods and spreads, even those made of parmesan, may have lactose that was added later in the manufacturing portion of the food.