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Is Block Cheese Practically Gluten Free?

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I think that it is pretty safe but I was just looking for a second opinion (and yes I know to call companies but sometimes the customer service doesn't know too).

So is block cheese gluten free? Are there some that we should stay away from (blue, or brie,etc.)?

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I think that it is pretty safe but I was just looking for a second opinion (and yes I know to call companies but sometimes the customer service doesn't know too).

So is block cheese gluten free? Are there some that we should stay away from (blue, or brie,etc.)?

I have never seen a cheese that contains gluten. I have heard there is such a thing as beer cheese-- that would not be gluten free. Bleu cheese is up for debate. The debate stems from the way it used to be cultured--on bread. However most is now cultured ina lab instead and many types are now marked gluten free. Kraft cheese is marked gluten free and they will disclose in the ingredients if any gluten containing ingredients (wheat, rye, barley, malt) are used.

PS: If you have symptoms when you eat cheese you most likely are lactose or casein intolerant which is common when people first go gluten free.

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I never ever worry about block cheese, unless it's been sitting on a plate next to regular crackers. But straight from the store -- always gluten-free.

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I have never seen a cheese that contains gluten. I have heard there is such a thing as beer cheese-- that would not be gluten free. Bleu cheese is up for debate. The debate stems from the way it used to be cultured--on bread. However most is now cultured ina lab instead and many types are now marked gluten free. Karft cheese is marked gluten free and they will disclose in the ingredients if any gltuen contianing ingredients (wheat, rye, barley, malt) are used.

PS: If you have symptoms when you eat cheese you most likely are lactose or casein intolerant which is common when people first go gluten free.

My hub went to a local cheese making place with the Boy Scouts and brought back a lovely &, he told me, delicious cheese with beer in it.

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My hub went to a local cheese making place with the Boy Scouts and brought back a lovely &, he told me, delicious cheese with beer in it.

Beer cheese isn't a block cheese. At least not the beer cheese I'm familiar with.

richard

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I eat Kraft and Cabot in block form. I like Cabots 50% white cheaddar. Where I'm from I haven't seen Kraft block cheese with gluten-free on the label, however, Cabot does. I still trust Kraft to label gluten ind.

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Beer cheese isn't a block cheese. At least not the beer cheese I'm familiar with.

richard

This was. But it was clearly labelled "Beer" It must be an Ozark thing.

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I do not think you can make a blanket statement that all _____ is always gluten-free. There are exceptions to every rule. That being said, I haven't seen any block cheese that contains gluten.

I might be wary of cheese that is cut from a large wheel or block and repackaged at the store because there is always a change of cross contamination, esecially if they do deli trays or sandwiches in the same area.

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The Canadian Celiac Association lists cheese as safe. They specifically include Blue and Stilton as safe.

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Not to get in a debate about it, but in nearly 10 years I've never found a block cheese with gluten (I'll watch out for that beer stuff, although the only ones I find on google are the spreads) and not sure I've ever found any cheese with gluten.

richard

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