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Low Sodium Cheese for a low-salt Diet

Gouda farmer’s low sodium cheese & saltless Gouda cheese.

Craxi low sodium Gouda cheese.

For individuals who are restricted from consuming salt due to health concerns, the journey to find a delicious, low-sodium cheese can be a challenging one.

Craxi saltless is a raw milk unsalted Gouda small cheese wheel weighing about 1 kg.

Our saltless Gouda cheese is crafted with care, focusing on completely minimizing salt content while preserving the delightful taste and texture cheese lovers adore. The traditional cheese-making process involves salting, which contributes to its distinctive flavor. However, for people on a strict salt-free diet, the salt content should be significantly reduced. We have gone a step further with our saltless Gouda cheese by denying them ‘swimming lessons’ in the brine bath so the cheese is not able to absorb the salt.

Did you know that our ‘regular’ Dutch Gouda farmer’s cheese contains less salt than factory-made Gouda?

Gouda CheeseSalt Content
Factory-made Gouda cheese± 3.5% salt
Factory-made Gouda cheese with ‘25% less salt’± 2.5% salt
Craxi Gouda farmer’s cheese± 2% salt

Why does Craxi Gouda farmer’s cheese have a lower salt content than factory-made Gouda?

Well, the answer is quite simple our cheeses stay for a shorter period in the brine bath. Gouda farmer’s cheese is made with raw milk (more flavour) and factory-made Goude from pasteurized milk and has to stay longer in a brine bath to absorb more salt to develop some taste.

Saltless Gouda is for those who need to limit their salt intake but love tasty cheese.

Salt-free cheese in Spain - Artisan low sodium cheese wheel with a weight of approx 1 kg. Saltless Dutch Gouda farmer's cheese is available in our cheese shop in Malaga, or to order online.

Need to stick strictly to a salt restriction! Then our salt-free artisan Gouda still offers the satisfying taste experience of real cheese.

Craxi saltless Gouda cheeseSmall 1 kilo Gouda wheel
Land of originThe Netherlands
Type of milkRaw cow’s milk
Type of rennetAnimal rennet
Height Gouda cheese wheel, salt-free± 7,5 cm
Diameter Gouda cheese wheel, salt-free± 13.7 cm
Weight per Gouda cheese wheel, salt-free± 950 g
Price per Gouda cheese wheel, salt-free€ 23,65

The benefits of low sodium cheese.

Low sodium cheese offers numerous benefits for individuals who need to limit their salt intake. Firstly, it provides a solution to those who crave the rich, savory taste of cheese while maintaining a healthy diet. By reducing salt content, low sodium cheese allows individuals with salt restrictions to enjoy their favorite dishes without compromising on flavor.

Additionally, low sodium cheese can contribute to better heart health. High levels of sodium in the diet can lead to increased blood pressure, which in turn raises the risk of cardiovascular problems. By opting for low-salt cheese, individuals can still savor the cheesy goodness they love while supporting their cardiovascular well-being.

Moreover, low sodium cheese is a valuable source of essential nutrients. Cheese, even in its reduced sodium form, remains a significant source of protein, calcium, and vitamins. Protein is crucial for muscle growth and repair, calcium supports bone health, and vitamins aid various bodily functions. Incorporating cheese with a lower salt content into a balanced diet allows individuals to enjoy these nutritional benefits without the adverse effects of excess salt.

For whom is low sodium cheese recommended?

It is always important to consult a health professional before making significant changes to your diet, especially if you have a specific medical condition.

There are different reasons why someone might follow a low-salt or salt-free diet. Some of the people who may benefit from this type of diet include:

  1. People with hypertension or high blood pressure: Reducing salt intake can help control blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  2. People with kidney disease: A low-salt diet may be recommended for those with kidney disease or kidney filtration problems, as it helps to reduce the workload on the kidneys.
  3. People with fluid retention: Salt restriction can help reduce fluid retention in the body, especially in cases of oedema or swelling.
  4. People with liver disease: Some liver diseases can be aggravated by excessive salt intake, so a low-salt diet may be recommended.
  5. People with certain heart disorders: Some heart disorders, such as heart failure, may benefit from a low-salt diet to reduce the workload on the heart.

Delicious other options than our Craxi Gouda cheeses for Salt-Restricted Individuals.

The availability of low sodium cheese has expanded significantly in recent years, providing a diverse array of options for individuals with salt restrictions. Here are some popular varieties.

Fresh mozzarella, this classic cheese, loved for its stretchy texture and mild flavor, is available in low-salt versions. Mozzarella is an excellent choice for pizza, lasagna, or Caprese salads.

Ricotta cheese, bakers make the tastiest pastries with it, pasta makers put it in their sauces. Moreover, ricotta is low in salt, sugar, and fat and rich in calcium and protein. Ricotta cheese is actually quite easy to make yourself at home!

Cheddar low sodium cheese can be enjoyed in sandwiches, omelets, or melted on top of a baked potato. It provides a flavorful addition to a range of dishes without excessive salt.

Swiss cheese known for its distinctive holes and nutty flavor is perfect for sandwiches and adds a delicious twist to cheeseburgers or quiches.

No-Sodium-Added cottage cheese is a creamy and versatile option, suitable for both sweet and savory preparations. It can be enjoyed on its own, mixed with fresh fruits, or used as a topping for salads and baked goods.

A salt-free diet does not have to be tasteless!

For individuals who are not allowed to eat salt, low sodium cheese offers a delectable solution that combines the pleasure of cheese with the necessity of maintaining a low-sodium diet. With a variety of options available, from Mozzarella to Swiss to our unsalted Gouda, individuals with salt restrictions can still enjoy the flavors and versatility of cheese while supporting their overall health. So, embark on a flavorful journey with low sodium cheese and discover a world of gastronomic possibilities while staying true to your health goals.

Unsalted small cheese wheels are available in our cheese shop in Málaga, Spain. They can also be ordered online through our webshop.

Do you have a question, please feel free to contact us via our contact form on the website or use the Whatsapp button on this page.

Location Craxi Gouda cheese shop: Address, Mercado de la Merced, Stall 14, Calle Merced, 4, 29012 Málaga, Spain.

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