There are approximately 25 grams of cheese in each slice.
The average American eats about 33 pounds of cheese per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s more than 10 percent of the daily recommended allowance.
Cheese is a dairy product made from curdled milk. It can come in many different varieties and is used as an ingredient in recipes throughout the world. The most popular types include cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan.
A single serving of cheese is defined by the USDA as 1 ounce — or about 1/4 cup. This amount contains about 110 calories and 8 grams of fat (mostly saturated).
Cheese can be high in calories because it’s high in fat and protein. But it also contains calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth and may lower your risk for osteoporosis later in life.
Last modified: September 12, 2022