LoCol

Cholesterol Reducing Cheese Alternative

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What is LoCol

LoCol is an alternative cheese product that tastes and performs like Cheddar cheese. This is because the product is made in exactly the same way, the only difference being that the cream is removed from the milk and replaced with vegetable oil. All other ingredients are the same as per standard Cheddar cheese. LoCol is matured in the same way as Cheddar and develops cheese flavour in exactly the same way.

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Development

Cholesterol issues came to the forefront of medical conditions as one of the major contributors to heart disease, several products were developed to target the reduction of cholesterol.

Cheese is a product that, due to relatively high fat content and the high levels of saturated fats contained in that fat is 'off the menu' for sufferers of high cholesterol and diabetes.

LoCol

LoCol gives the consumer the ability to enjoy that Cheddary taste back into the diet, whilst reducing cholesterol.

*The beneficial cholesterol reducing effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1.5-3g of various plant sterol/stanol containing products as part of a well balanced, healthy, cholesterol reducing diet, which may include LoCol, cholesterol reducing spreads, drinks and yogurts to name but a few.

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Availability

LoCol is currently available in Sainsbury's, Waitrose and online from The Northumberland Cheese Company.

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LoCol Quesadillas

Ingredients

100g LoCol cheese grated

1 Small diced pepper/vegetable of your choice

4/5 Olives sliced

2 Spring onions chopped

Chilli oil (optional)

2 Tortilla wraps

Spray oil

Method

1. Turn oven to 200°C

2. Spray oil lightly onto baking sheet

3. Place one tortilla onto baking sheet and lightly rub with chilli oil if using.

4. Evenly sprinkle cheese, pepper, olives spring onions and season to taste.

5. Place the secon tortilla on top and cook for 6 minutes.

6. Cut into 4 and serve with salad

 

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