Cheese is a natural, healthy food to be enjoyed as part of a sensible balanced diet. It’s packed full of nutrients. Here comes the science bit...

The Cheese Grader


Because it’s made from milk, cheese is a great source of calcium - the stuff that helps build strong bones and teeth. A healthy intake of calcium is important at all stages of life, but it’s especially good for kids. Eating a piece of cheese every day as a snack or meal is one of the easiest ways to get your recommended daily amount (RDA). Find the specific calcium content for every Cathedral City cheese listed on our product pages.


Protein (from the Greek word meaning “primary”) is an essential ingredient of every cell in the human body. It allows you to grow and lets your body repair damage to bone, muscles, tissues and organs. Many people get most of their daily protein in the form of meat. Cathedral City, whilst still being rich in protein, is suitable for vegetarians.

Vitamins A, D and B12

In addition to protein and calcium, cheese provides Vitamin D needed to absorb calcium and assist in the formation and maintenance of strong bones. You also get Vitamin A, which helps vision, bone growth, cell division and the immune system. Last but not least, cheese is also a source of Vitamin B12, which keeps nerve and red blood cells healthy and is needed to make DNA.

Healthy Eating

With so many varieties of cheese available in the UK, it’s easy to give a delicious, nutritious boost to your diet every day. And with varieties like Cathedral City Lighter, with 30% less fat, you can lower your calorie intake without sacrificing the mature yet mellow taste of cheddar.

Information courtesy of: The British Cheese Board, May 2007 and February 2010