FAQ

Protein is important in two ways:

1: Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and create new ones…..especially muscle tissue.

2: High protein foods increase satiety – make you feel full up, and reduces the desire to eat more.

Cheese is a good source of protein, as the cheese making process takes the fat and the protein out of the milk to create the cheeses we all love.

But what our cheese makers do is to use their skills to increase the level of protein and to reduce the level of fat – which makes a healthier cheese, which can help with weight loss as part of a calorie controlled diet plan

Eatlean Protein cheese is made with the same ingredients as your everyday cheddar. We use milk, starter culture (to help convert milk to cheese) and salt. The clever part is in the skills of our cheese makers.

The only ingredients in our Protein cheese are Milk, starter cultures and salt. When our cheese is ready, it is made up of (approx.)

37% Protein
3% Fat
2% salt
0.5% Carbohydrates
5% Minerals (calcium, Potassium, etc)
50% moisture / water

(Milk is the main ingredient to make all cheese and as you may know, milk is made up of over 90% moisture / water. So even though our cheese feels dry (that is the increased level of protein) there is still a lot of moisture / water in all cheeses.)

Remember – Protein cheese is 100% natural

We are very proud to be part of the Red Tractor Assurance scheme. Red Tractor is the largest and only food scheme that offers full traceability of products.

Our farms are located mainly within a 35 mile radius of our Dairy and the Red Tractor standards make sure that our farmers are competent to look after animals, understand their needs and that the animal’s health and welfare is regularly checked.

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Red Tractor also makes sure that animals have a living space which is safe and comfortable and that all of them have unlimited access to fresh, clean drinking water and well-balanced diets.

Because we have reduced the amount of fat in the cheese, this reduces the softness and makes the cheese look and feel drier in texture. At the same time we are increasing the protein, and this adds to the firmness of the cheese.

We are constantly looking to improve the texture and functionality of the protein cheese, and this is why we have developed the ‘Shakers’ and the spreadable cheese …..So hopefully everyone can find a protein cheese which is right for their personalised diet plans.

Eatlean Red is made the same as the normal protein cheese, but has one added ingredient – annatto – which adds the deep red colour

Annatto is a natural orange-red food colouring derived from the seeds of the achiote tree.

Eatlean is suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans.

We believe that 28g of Protein cheese equals 2 Syns – meaning you can have up to 70g of Protein cheese for 6 Syns or as your HExA, but please check your Slimming World guide or with your consultant for accurate Syn values to protect your own weight loss programme.  For more information visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk

We believe that you can have up to 80g of Protein cheese for 1 SP, but please check the Weight Watchers Smart Point calculator for accurate SP values to protect your own weight loss programme. For more information visit www.weightwatchers.com

Many people don’t know but Eatlean contains 80% less Cholesterol than Full Fat Cheddar Cheese. Fantastic for those that are trying to manage their intake.

Yes – but our recommendation would be only to freeze grated protein cheese. Freezing cheese is safe, and does not affect the flavour – however, when thawed it can make the texture of protein cheese brittle and crumbly. So our recommendation is to grate your protein cheese before freezing …. But hopefully you will eat and enjoy it all before it reaches it’s ‘best before’ date.

Please don’t try to grate the spreadable protein cheese…..it could get messy!! 🙂

Delivery FAQ’s

Here are a few things you might like to know. If ofcourse you have any further questions then please email us at info@eatleancheese.co.uk or by using our contact form in our website footer.

Goods are nearly always dispatched within 24 hours (Monday – Friday) and we therefore deliver as below:

Mainland UK addresses: 2 days from order receipt.  e.g. Orders received on Monday will be dispatched on Tuesday for delivery on Wednesday.

Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Rep. Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Italy and Sweden: 3 days from of order receipt. e.g. Orders received on Monday will be dispatched on Tuesday for delivery on Thursday,

You can also request a specific delivery date at checkout and we will try our very best to accommodate. Should you need to change your delivery address, please email us at info@eatleancheese.co.uk

We charge £4.95 for delivery to mainland UK and a subsidised rate of £9.95 to extended UK delivery areas – Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands and Channel Islands. Netherlands, Belgium, France & Germany are also priced at £9.95.

– Austria, Finland, Italy, Sweden are also priced at £14.50

On orders over £25 we offer free delivery to the mainland UK, sadly we are unable to offer this outside due to the high costs associated with the delivery.

Our aim is to deliver all gifts promptly and in perfect condition. In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, please follow the following guidelines:

– If the problem is the fault of Eatlean we will either re-deliver or refund your purchased product, depending on your preference. We insist however that you let us know within 24 hours of receiving your order.

– If there is a mistake submitted on the order form e.g. incorrect information, Eatlean cannot be held responsible for it. However, we will work with you to try and correct the issue.

– If nobody is there to sign for your delivery and your cheese is left unchilled Eatlean cannot offer a refund.

If you are dissatisfied, even just a little bit, with any of the products or services provided by Eatlean we’d really like to know about it. You can send feedback, comments and questions to info@eatleancheese.co.uk or write to us at:

Eatlean, Laurels Farm, Hatherton, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7PE, UK