Nutrition

We at Joseph Farms are dedicated to providing our customers with the healthiest and best tasting natural cheese possible.

Most growing children don’t get enough calcium to maintain a healthy development. According to the US Department of Agriculture, 7 out of 10 boys and 9 out of 10 girls are not consuming enough calcium to maintain healthy bone density. Cheese is a perfect solution to this growing problem, because it is rich in calcium and many other nutrients that growing kids need.

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Among these nutrients are protein, which builds and repairs body tissues, and phosphorus, which the body needs for strong bones and teeth and to produce energy. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that children ages 1 to 3 consume 500 milligrams (mg) of calcium daily and that children ages 4 to 5 consume 800 mg of calcium daily. One ounce of Cheddar cheese contains 200 mg of calcium, which provides 40 percent of the recommended amount for kids 1 to 3 years and 25 percent of the recommended amount for 4 to 5 year olds. (One ounce of cheese equals the size of four dice.)

Cheese is also a healthy choice for the rest of the family. According to the National Dairy Council, one ounce of cheese contains 7 times the protein and 5 times the calcium than found in an ounce of milk.

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Among dairy foods, cheese is the largest contributor of protein in the US food supply. Protein, calcium, and good fats found in cheese are essential nutrients for adult men and women. Recent studies have found that calcium rich foods, such as cheese, can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.

No Artificial Hormones or milk from cloned cows is EVER used in ANY of our products. Also our cheese is made with vegetarian rennet and is gluten free. We make all natural premium quality cheeses, and use no artificial ingredients of any kind and will continue to do so. This is our pledge to our customers and families everywhere.

Some of our natural cheeses have other inherent benefits as well. Our Swiss Cheese and Extra Sharp are naturally low in lactose for those who are lactose intolerant, but enjoy the health benefits and taste of cheese. Joseph Farms Mozzarella is also naturally lower in fat than Italiano Fresh Mozzarella cheese while still maintaining great fresh taste. (See Product section for nutrition facts for each variety.)

A balanced diet and active lifestyle are vital to ensuring a long and healthy life. Joseph Farms cheese is great for every meal or occasion, and also makes a perfect healthy snack.