August 6, 2008 10:49am CST
Does anybody know of good cheeses with little or no sodium? I've been noticing more and more salt in cheese, which makes me dislike it. All that sodium is unhealthy, too. I love cheese, and I suspect they've increased the salt becauseit gives cheeses a longer shelf life. Without it, it would spoil and get all moldy. I bought some string cheese the othr day, and it's so salty it has very little cheese flavor.
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6 Aug 08
Have you tried making your own? It's actually relatively simple and there are several low-sodium varieties that my mother makes. They have to include some, but you're right that they really crank up the amount so that it doesn't go bad as quickly. Processed cheeses and processed cheese foods are about the worst, in terms of salt.
6 Aug 08
I believe the soft French cheeses like Camembert and Brie are lower in sodium than most hard cheeses. You should avoid processed cheese and go for younger fresher varieties if you can get them. I try to avoid salty foods, and I don't use salt in my daily diet, so when I do eat food which contains salt I do notice it.