Cheese

Cheese


MN WIC Program

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What Kinds of Cheese Are Allowed and Not Allowed?
Product Listings

Related topics:
Frequently Asked Questions about Cheese
Some Recipes that Use Cheese


What Kinds of Cheese Are Allowed and Not Allowed?

Type Allowed Not Allowed
Cheese
  • 8 to 16 oz., Any Brand
  • Shredded, finely shredded or packaged in blocks
  • Low fat, reduced fat, low sodium

(WIC strongly recommends lower fat or reduced fat cheeses.)

  • OK to buy these cheeses or mixtures of them
  • Brick
  • Cheddar (any type)
  • Colby-Monterey Jack
  • Colby
  • Farmer
  • Monterey Jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Muenster
  • Provolone
  • String (plain unflavored in an 8 oz. or larger package), sticks or twists OK
  • Swiss
  • No American cheese
  • No processed cheese foods
  • No sliced, diced, or grated cheese
  • No organic cheese
  • No cheese cubes
  • No cheese spread
  • No cheese curds
  • No cheese with added seasoning, peppers or other foods
  • No deli cheese
  • No imported cheese
  • No Parmesan
  • No Romano
  • No Velveeta
  • No 7 oz reduced fat cheese

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