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BUNKER HILL CHEESE CO., INC / Heini's Brand Cheese

Producing Artisan Cheese in Ohio's Amish Country Since 1935


Natural Cheese products manufactured by Bunker Hill Cheese are lactose free. Lactose is a milk sugar that naturally occurs in milk. Lactose requires specific enzymes to be broken down in the intestines and can create digestive discomfort in individuals who lack the specific enzymes, a condition known as "Lactose Intolerance".

During the culturing of milk for cheese making, the starter milk cultures metabolize the lactose and convert it into lactic acid. The rate of depletion of lactose depends on the amount of culture present and the aging of the cheese. Natural cheese products are lactose free by definition (contains less than 0.5 g per serving or less than 0.10%) within the days required to leave our warehouse and enter the market. Lactose continues to diminish and is effectively 0 on any aged or sharp cheese products such as Cheddar or Swiss.

Our Yogurt Cultured Cheese varieties are also lactose free products. Many customers who report suffering lactose intolerance tell us they have been able to eat Heini's Yogurt Cultured Cheese without any adverse effects, in fact, the probiotic acidophilus and bifidium cultures fortified in the Yogurt Cultured cheese provide good digestive health benefits to our customers.




6005 County Road 77 Millersburg, Ohio 44654 | PHONE: 330-893-2131 | FAX: 330-893-2079 | www.heinis.com