Keto Cheese – 17 Best Low-Carb Cheese for the Ketogenic Diet

Keto cheese

The keto cheese diet is what some cheese lovers call the keto diet.

If you love cheese, it’s certainly a huge perk of eating keto.

It’s to the point some followers even exclaim with the joy of eating unlimited cheese.

The ketogenic diet or the keto diet for short is a kind of diet that not only allows but thrives on fat.

In fact, its high-fat, low-carb macros of keto that gets one’s body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

In ketosis, your fuel source changes from carbohydrates to fat.

Yes, the ketogenic diet literally changes your body’s biochemistry.

But to reach ketosis and change your body’s fuel source from carbs to fats, you need to take in a lot of fat, about 70% fat.

For some, it may even mean 80% fat.

Learn how you can lose 10 lbs in just 1 week on the keto diet

Here’s The Overall Macro Breakdown:

Fat takes up 70-80% of your daily calories, then comes protein (20%), and finally carbs (only 5 to 10%).

To make up for all the fat that’s needed, cheese is practically the best keto food.

It’s high in fat, decent in protein, and low in carb.

Not only that, cheese adds depth of flavors and fun textures into your otherwise bland meals.

And the best cheese varieties to go for are grass-fed, full-fat, and organic when possible.

Although you can eat a lot of cheese on keto, be warned that it’s not technically all-you-can-eat cheese. Cheese still does contain calories and carbs that need to be budgeted.

Not to mention, you may also have to consider your dairy tolerance level.

Especially if you find your weight loss results stalling on keto, it may be wise to take a second look at cheese. It may simply mean that you are eating too much of it. Or, it may be that you have lower dairy tolerance than you thought.

If you find that you have no tolerance, you may want to consider a pescatarian keto or vegan keto diet meal plan.

If you find that your body can take cheese, but not as much of it, then you need to adjust according to that.

There is no reason to omit it from your diet, but it pays to choose your variety and amount wisely.

Should you decide that cheese can be part of your keto, know that not all cheese is equal. Some are higher in fat than others, while some are lower in carbs than the most.

To make your keto cheese selection ever more easier, here is the list up of the best keto cheese to eat.

Keto Cheese
Keto Cheese

Benefits of Cheese

With virtually zero carbs and loads of fat, cheese is a perfect keto diet food. It’s essentially food to eat on keto.

The richness of protein in cheese can slow down digestion and keep you feeling full longer.

Cheese which is a product made of milk is naturally a great calcium source. Keto dieters suffering from insulin resistance and diabetes can benefit from this.

Many conventional keto diet meals take advantage of cheese and its benefits.

Because of the low carb content, cheese can appear in many places.

Cheese products like sour cream and cream cheese are perfect as dips. While cheese itself makes a great keto snack.

This doesn’t mean you should eat all kinds of cheese.

That’s because not all cheese is created equal, nutritionally.

Without being picky with your cheese selection, you can load up on saturated fat and calories. Sadly, it’s way too easy to do and these drawbacks can completely outweigh the benefits.

That’s why it pays to pay attention to the nutritional info of cheese and dairy products.

Here I listed the top 17 Keto cheese with their count of calories, fat, carb, and calcium.

Want to eat cheese but need to count calories for weight loss?

I would say go for stronger flavor cheese like feta and gruyere cheese. Paired with low-carb wine and olives, a little bit of cheese goes a long way.

In love with goat cheese? Sprinkle fresh chopped herbs on top and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice for added acid. The acids in cheese help lower blood sugar. It’s a win-win for your health, ketosis, and taste palette.

17 Low-Carb Keto Cheese for the Ketogenic Diet

*serving size 1oz except where noted.

*DV % based on a 2,000 calorie diet

*Carb count is for both total and net carb. Cheese rarely contains fiber. Cheese rarely contains fiber.

*Data sources: USDA,,

Tina Alexandre
Tina Alexandre


Hi, I'm Tina, a mom, and wife who loves to write about nutrition and dieting. When I'm not writing, I also enjoy baking healthy pastries with my 7-year-old daughter.

    1. Hi Mari,

      So happy to hear your passion is nutrition & fitness.
      It’s so important to take care of your health and look after your well-being!

      As for the book, I cringe as I say this but it’s not out yet…
      Stay tuned for updates on that.


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