Carb Counts for Dairy

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When it comes to dairy, the higher fat content items are usually lower in carbohydrates then their low fat counterparts. With cheeses like cottage and ricotta, make sure you scan the labels - as there seems to be a lot of variation between brands. Whilst milk isn't high carb, it does add up and thus is usually omitted on a low carb diet, especially in the early days. Don't be afraid to use cream instead for beverages such as coffee, as a little goes a long way and the rest can be replaced with water. Milk is another that varies between brands, so if you use milk scan those labels.

Low Carb Dairy (5g or less)Per 100g
Cheese Spread - Cheddar3.8g
Cheese Spread - Cream Cheese2.8g
Cheese - Camembert0.1g
Cheese - Cheddar, regular fat0.5g
Cheese - Cheddar, reduced fat4.9g
Cheese - Colby0.1g
Cheese - Cream2.5g
Cheese - Creamed Cottage1.9g
Cheese - Feta0.1g
Cheese - Haloumy1.8g
Cheese - Havarti0.1g
Cheese - Mozzarella0.7g
Cheese - Mozzarella, reduced fat0.1g
Cheese - Neufchatel2.2g
Cheese - Pecorino0.2g
Cheese - Provolone0.1g
Cheese - Quark, low fat2.9g
Cheese - Ricotta, reduced fat2.0g
Cheese - Ricotta, regular2.8g
Cheese - Romano0.2g
Cheese - Soft white mold e.g. Brie, Camembert0.1g
Cheese - Swisse0.1g
Cream - Pure 35% fat1.8g
Cream - Thickened, 35% fat3.0g
Cream - Thickened, light4.8g
Cream - Rich or Double thick1.7g
Cream - Sour2.5g
Cream - Sour, extra light7.1g
Cream - Sour, light4.8g
Milk - Goat, regular fat3.7g
Yoghurt - Natural, regular fat (Greek should be similar)5.0g
Moderate Carb Dairy (10g or less)
Milk - Buttermilk, cultured 2% fat5.6g
Milk - Regular6.3g
Milk - Reduced fat 1%6.1g
Milk - Skim, no added milk solids5.0g
Yoghurt - Natural, low fat6.2g