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.

Wendy’s vs Taco Bell Food Nutrition Comparison

Food Nutrition Comparison

Wendy’s and Taco Bell are two important brands in the US fast food industry. People in recent times have become more health conscious hence both the fast food chains have added many nourishing options to their menus. Wendy’s and Taco Bell both have their online surveys named, ‘Talktowendys’ and  ‘Taco Bell Survey’ respectively.


At Wendy’s calories in breakfast menu range from 620 calories to 160 calories. ‘Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit’ has the highest amount of calories while Plain Oatmeal has the lowest. While Taco Bell serves ‘Crunchwrap- Sausages’ having the highest calorie count of 700 calories and ‘Hashbrowns’ with a lowest calorie count of 160 calories. They also have caffeinated drinks which range from 10 calories to 25 calories. Wendy’s has three to four options on their breakfast menu which cross the intake limit of 1,500 mg of sodium prescribed by doctors. Taco Bell serves ‘Grande Scrambler Burrito- Steak’ which has the highest level of sodium on their breakfast menu i.e. 1,480 mg which is below the prescribed limit. The amount of fat in breakfast menu ranges from 46 gms to 0gms at both the outlets.

Side Menus

Inside menu, Taco Bell’s ‘Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes’ and ‘Chips and Guacamole’ top the list with 230 calories while ‘Black Beans’ has the lowest calorie count of 80 calories. On the other hand, ‘Chilly Cheese Fries’ lands first place with 500 calories while ‘Apple Bites’ backs the last place with 35 calories at Wendy’s. In sodium contain ‘Pintos ‘n Cheese’ has 680mg and  ‘Chilly Cheese Fries’ has 710 mg of sodium at Taco Bell and Wendy’s respectively. The amount of fat inside menu ranges from 14gms to 1.5gms at TacoBell and 28 gms to 0gms at Wendy’s.


Taco Bell provides a wide variety of beverages in with a range of calories between 420 calories to 0 calories. It’s a counterpart, Wendy’s has limited options in the beverage menu and beverages are in the range of 430 calories to 0 calories. This servings of beverages come in small(16 oz), medium(20 oz) and large(30 oz) sizes. These beverages have zero fats and proteins. ‘Tropicana Pink Lemonade’ has the highest level of sodium i.e. 390mg at Taco Bell while ‘Flashing Fruit Punch’ at Wendy’s tops the list with 140mg.

Value Menu

Calories in Value Menu ranges between 350 calories to 10 calories at Taco Bell and 420 calories to 40 calories at Wendy’s. The sodium content ranges from 890 mg to 0mg at Taco Bell and 950 mg to 470 mg at Wendy’s. ‘Grilled Breakfast Burrito Bacon’ at Taco Bell and ‘Chrispy Chicken BLT’ at Wendy’s have the highest amount of sodium content. The range of fat content lies from 18gm to 0gm at Taco Bell and 23gm to 10gm at Wendy’s. There is a considerable difference between the number of calories, sodium content and fat content as Wendy’s has not included drinks and beverages in its Value Menu.

Taco Bell and Wendy’s both have disclosed essential nutritional information regarding each of their servings on their official websites. They have provided customers with food allergen and gluten sensitivity information by displaying amount of eggs, milk, fish, shellfish, nuts, wheat and soybean ingredients present in their dishes on their particular websites and apps to aid customers in making a right choice.

Though the data from official websites leads us to conclude that Taco Bell is better in terms of health and nutrition than Wendy’s, we should not forget that Taco Bell has been sued not serving real meat. The meat served contained salmonella which made 68 people sick and at least 20 were admitted in the hospital.