Fun and lactose-free

Your dairy days are far from over. Get going with lactose-free options.

What’s lactose intolerance? It’s when the body can’t digest lactose, a natural sugar found in milk. And if you have an intolerance, dairy with lactose can stop you in your tracks. But your love of dairy doesn’t need to hit a dead-end! A lot of dairy products are naturally low in lactose — products like natural cheese, and fermented products like yogurt and kefir. There’s also lactose-free milk — it’s just like regular milk, but with an added enzyme that breaks lactose down before it gets to your gut. Pretty cool, huh?

Fun Facts

  • Lactose intolerance is NOT the same as a milk allergy! Intolerance= not being able to digest lactose sugar. Allergy= a reaction to milk protein. It's a big difference!

  • Good news: most natural cheeses are low in lactose — during the cheese-making process, the lactose is separated with the whey. The drier the cheese, the less lactose there is. So next time you’re eyeing that charcuterie board, help yourself to a low-moisture cheese like cheddar or gouda!

  • Did you know lactose can actually help you digest your food? Ever since you were a baby, your body has taken a portion of lactose from the foods you eat and used it to cultivate and feed the healthy bacteria in your gut!

Your Questions Unbottled

Your Lactose Questions Unbottled

Want to know the dairy products that are right for you? That’s what we’re here for! If you have questions you want answered, let us know— we’re ready for ‘em!

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  1. Do you have tips on how I can incorporate more Greek yogurt in my recipes?

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  2. What is a microbiome and how do probiotics help?

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  3. Why is it important for me to have protein with breakfast?

    Twin Falls, Idaho

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