Cheese Please!

Move over string cheese: High-quality snacking cheeses have hit the dairy aisle. For a hunger-busting bite when you're on the move, choose one of these petite-and-portable options. Each of them feels indulgent, but is no more than 80 calories. Here are 6 favorites to try.

By Caitlyn Diimig, RD

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1. Cabot's Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese

These individually portioned snacks pack a punch. Cabot's Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese is firm yet creamy and pungent (in a good way!). $3 for eight 0.75-oz. portions at stores nationwide

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2. Sargento Colby-Pepper Jack and Smokehouse Cheddar

These grown-up cheese sticks come in pleasantly piquant Colby-Pepper Jack and Smokehouse Cheddar. $5 for twelve 0.7-oz. portions at stores nationwide

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3. Roth Creamy Gouda

Creamy Gouda snack cheeses are buttery and smooth, and make portion control easy. $5 for ten 0.75-oz. portions at stores nationwide

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4. Ile de France Brie

Reach for a pillowy mini Brie when you need an ounce of decadence. These gooey bites come in individually wrapped pods and are so rich you'll be satisfied with just one. $6 for five 0.9-oz. portions at stores nationwide

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5. Jarlsberg Cheese Snacks

The semisoft rectangular snack bars are tangy and nutty—and they come complete with the characteristic Swiss holes. $5 for eight 0.75-oz. portions at stores nationwide

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6. BelGioioso Snacking Cheese Pack

Choose from a variety of shapes, textures, and flavors. The fresh mozzarella and Asiago are delightfully delicate. For a more intense flavor, choose Fontina or Parmesan. $4 for six 1-oz. portions at stores nationwide

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This article originally appeared in the August/September 2019 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.