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Frequently Asked Questions

 Proteina cheese is produced in an organic dairy facility, about 1.5 hours outside of Quebec City

We ship from our headquarters in Toronto

In Canada, only certified producers can use the term “organic.” Producers of organic products must meet strict specifications drafted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and are subject to regular inspections to ensure compliance

As it relates specifically to Proteina cheese, organic means:

  • The milk used to make organic cheese comes from organic farms where the cows eat only organically grown pasture grasses and top-quality organic cereals and grains.
  • Cows are not subjected to growth hormones or antibiotics and their natural rhythms are respected
  • The enzymes used to curdle milk into cheese (“rennet”), are not genetically engineered or animal-derived. Organic cheese uses naturally occurring ones instead.
  • Free from artificial colouring and flavouring
  • Minimal exposure to toxins and pesticides. 
  • Cows are not forced to produce beyond their natural capacities. they have a good quality of life so that they can live long, healthy lives
if you’re interested in learning more, check out our blog post on the benefits of organic cheese

33% of the content in Proteina cheese is composed of protein. This means for a serving of 30g (a 3cm cube) there is 10g of protein. In a 100g serving, there is 33g

As a comparison, cheddar cheese has 25g of protein per 100g (23% less), and much higher amounts of calories/fat

There are no added ingredients to increase protein, just an improvement in how the cheese is made

The main difference is Proteina cheese is it’s made from skim milk, which eliminates most of the fat while maintaining protein levels.

Fermentation further reduces carbohydrate levels, increasing the overall protein content

The rest is a secret of our cheesemakers :)

The first thing you’ll notice about Proteina cheese is the colour. Because there’s no artificial flavouring or colouring, it looks less fake, and more pale than standard cheese. The closest taste comparison is cheddar, and Proteina tastes a bit milder.

Due to the reduced fat content it has a more dry and rubbery texture - similar to that of a cheese string.

Bottom line, Proteina is delicious - on it’s own, or as a flavour enhancer for any of your favourite meals. The taste of organic cheese is highly sought-after among connoisseurs, and we know you’ll enjoy it as well.

During the cheesemaking process, the milk is thickened and the whey (liquid) is drained from the curds (solids). Whey typically has more lactose in it than curds do. Since the whey is drained from the curds before the cheese is made, this removes quite a bit of lactose. 

As cheese ages, it loses even more moisture. The longer a cheese has been aged, the less lactose will remain in the final pr

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Organic pasteurized partially skimmed milk, salt, calcium chloride, bacterial culture, microbial enzyme.

Proteina is suitable for Vegetarians, however not Vegans

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