Ever wonder why drinking a glass of milk can spike you to the moon while eating a couple slices of cheese does not? Cheese vs Milk: The Carb Difference
Cheese vs Milk The Carb Difference. How can 1 cup of 1% milk have about 100 calories and 12g of carbs while cheese made from 1% or 2% milk has 60 calories and only 1 carb? It’s not the calories that is confusing here, it’s the carbs. How does the cheese-making process reduce the carbs so much?
The cheese starter culture bacteria consume the milk sugar (lactose) and produce lactic acid as a byproduct. So the milk starts out with a bunch of carbs in the form of lactose, and the bacteria that make milk into cheese “eat” that lactose as part of the process. Here’s a link to a site about cheese making if you want more details: