A Guide to Buying Good Healthy French Cheese

It is undebatable, the French people love their cheese and wine, and I do too.

You are not the only one questioning how one can take diets saturated with fats but still maintain good health with an incredible life expectancy of 82 years.

In support of this, look at the rates of coronary heart diseases in France which are lower compared to other countries that intake lots of fats in their diet.

The secrets may well lay with how  French cheese are prepared or more specifically, what makes them different from other types of cheese. The combination of diet also plays a role.

For someone who is not a food expert, it may be a little bit hard to tell how to choose a good option to begin with. This is why I have combined a short guide to choosing the best cheese in France for you. This guide will also help me narrow down to the healthiest cheese.

How to buy a healthy French cheese

·    Reputation

While many people have different opinions depending on their preferences  Reading reviews and customer opinions will help you find out the best and the worst cheese companies in France.

Friendship sites like Amon Avis have a collection of reviews on French companies and it may interest you to look at them to see what other people think about their reputation based on the products they make.

·    Have the right tools

For those of you who want to prepare your homemade fresh and healthy French cheese, you may want to have the right tools for that.

If you have no idea where to begin your hand from kitchen items and the exact recipe for freshly prepared French cheese,  you may consider reading some reviews about homeware companies.

Feeling stuck? Read some reviews about Maspatule homeware companies and see whether their kitchen products are worth your money.

·    Nutritional content

On average every scene is high in fat sodium and calories. Cheese is meant to be an excellent source of protein calcium and other nutrients. Nonetheless,  a good cheese should maintain a balance between these nutrients.

·    Wine pairings and food pairings

When looking for a healthy cheese you may want to consider the type of food you want to accompany it with.

If you are looking to take a high-fat food then you may want to lower down the fat content in your cheese.

Of course,  when is an important part of a true French traditional dinner and you may want to have a cheese that matches with the type of wine you’re drinking.

·    Milk type

Cheese from goats milk is better than cheese from cow’s milk in terms of ease of digestion. When you compare lactose content in goat milk from the content found in cow’s milk it is significantly lower which is better for your health.

However, there is still some cheese made from cow’s milk that is much healthier than the ones made from goats’.

The milk type also determines the flavour and the texture of the cheese so depending on what you prefer,  you have to highly consider the milk type used in making which is.

Top healthy cheese in France:

1.  Camembert

Remember that the most consumed type of cheese in France.

The main reason why I categorise this as one of the healthiest cheeses in France is that There has been linked research that shows its benefits for cardiovascular health.

It aids in raising HDL cholesterol and either lower the LDL cholesterol (or it’s neutral)

 It is very low in lactose which translates to about 0.1 grams of lactose per serving. Penicillium camembert is the type of mould used in its preparation. The penicillium helps inhibit bacterial growth which helps in reducing any sort of inflammation in the body.

2.  Valbreso Feta

The cheese is from the southern part of France. It is made from 100% sheep’s milk. The sheep’s milk will make it have a sharper flavour with a creamier texture but will contain higher fat.

The overall nutritional content of Valbreso Feta is about at Cal 6 grams of protein is 5 grams of fat one gram of carbs and 370 mg of sodium and 10% of calcium.

Compared to many other types of cheese in France I find Valbreso feta as one of the healthiest cheeses especially because it is also great for lactose sensitive people. It also has a healthy balance of calcium and protein.

You can pair Valbreso feta with pasta because of the creaminess it has accompanied by sparkling wines or white wines.


Eating cheese saturated with fats is not How far is anything as long as you keep your servings on the low maybe 2 to three servings per day.