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#1 Coolclimates

 
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:38 PM

I just recently got retested and found out that my antibodies are still very elevated. So I've been looking closer into the foods I'm eating.
Does anyone know if Meijer brand ricotta cheese has gluten in it or not?
The info from the Meijer website is very conflicting. According to the gluten free list, this food does not have any gluten. But according to the allergens list, this food DOES contain gluten. So which one am I supposed to believe? Also in my gluten-free grocery guide, it says there is no gluten.
Any help?
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:57 PM

That last test has really freaked you out, hasn't it? Take a breath! :)


The only cheese of any kind I have ever seen in the last year and half (. And I love cheese so I look) was this beer cheese my hub got in the Ozarks. There is no reason to have gluten in ricotta or any other cheese except Crazy Ozarks Beer Cheese.
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:00 AM

I second that. I've never seen Ricotta with gluten in it!
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:37 PM

I wonder why the one list said it had gluten. Perhaps a mistake? Regardless, I think I will avoid this brand in the future.
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 05:06 PM

Sorry to hear about your antibodies being high :(

Just curious, have you actually looked at the ingredients in the ricotta? What ingredient could be hiding gluten? If you haven't looked at the ingredients, well it's just my opinion but I don't think it's smart to depend on lists. Ingredients change or lists can be wrong.
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:02 PM

In over then years on the diet, I have not found a cheese that was not gluten-free. I have not encountered the "beer cheese" that Karen's husband found, but it would be a very rare exception to the general rule that cheese is gluten-free.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:42 AM

In over then years on the diet, I have not found a cheese that was not gluten-free. I have not encountered the "beer cheese" that Karen's husband found, but it would be a very rare exception to the general rule that cheese is gluten-free.



Actually awhile back I bought some blue cheese that was imported from Denmark. Later, I read on the label that it was grown on bread, so I threw it out. So it is possible for cheese to have gluten in it, unfortunately.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:24 AM

Actually awhile back I bought some blue cheese that was imported from Denmark. Later, I read on the label that it was grown on bread, so I threw it out. So it is possible for cheese to have gluten in it, unfortunately.


I've seen that, too.

FYI ricotta is incredibly simple to make and much cheaper (same with creme fraiche).

http://www.epicuriou...a-Cheese-351041
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:38 PM

thanks for the link! I just printed it out.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:12 AM

thanks for the link! I just printed it out.


No problem. Handy when you cannot find ricotta or when you just feel like making it yourself!
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

Actually awhile back I bought some blue cheese that was imported from Denmark. Later, I read on the label that it was grown on bread, so I threw it out. So it is possible for cheese to have gluten in it, unfortunately.



Any list of gluten free foods will tell you to stay away from blue cheese because of just that. Other cheeses should not contain gluten if they are natural cheeses and not processed or spreads.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:37 AM

Any list of gluten free foods will tell you to stay away from blue cheese because of just that. Other cheeses should not contain gluten if they are natural cheeses and not processed or spreads.

Actually, there are lists that say blue cheese is gluten-free without qualification. The Canadian Celiac Association lists "Cheese (blue)" as gluten-free. Shelley Case lists cheese as gluten-free with a few possible exceptions--blue is not one of them.

The starter culture for the mold is so far removed from the final product as to be irrelevant in practical terms. If you have a reaction to it, don't eat it, but for all but the most very sensitive it isn't an issue.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:57 PM

Peter is right. Blue cheese is considered safe without qualification.

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