Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about our lactose free cheese? Get answers to many common questions below. If you have a question we didn’t answer, feel free to contact us.


What is Lactose Intolerance?

Lactose intolerance or lactose sensitivity is the inability to digest a sugar called lactose that’s found mainly in milk and dairy products. Our bodies use an enzyme called lactase that is produced in the small intestine to break down lactose into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose that can be absorbed into the bloodstream for proper digestion. However some people’s bodies don’t produce enough of this enzyme, leading to digestive discomfort. People can have varying degrees of lactose intolerance or sensitivity from mild to very uncomfortable side effects. You can learn more about lactose by visiting our Lactose 101 page.


What is the difference between a Dairy Allergy and Lactose Intolerance?

This can be confusing because some of symptoms can be the same. However there are vast differences between the two.

Lactose Intolerance is when the body has difficulty digesting the lactose sugar found in milk, leading to tummy discomfort or bloating but is not life-threatening. The amount of discomfort a person with lactose intolerance experiences varies from person to person.

A dairy allergy is when the body’s immune system reacts to milk proteins causing symptoms that range from mild (e.g. rashes or hives) to severe (e.g. trouble breathing and loss of consciousness). A dairy allergy can be life threatening.

It is best to talk with your doctor for personalized assistance around this topic.


How is Nurishh Cream Cheese Alternative lactose free if it contains milk?

Milk consists of 3 parts: Water, Protein and Lactose (sugar). Because our cream cheese alternative is made with only the protein component of milk (sustainably sourced from fermentation), our product is naturally 100% Lactose Free*. In contrast, traditional cream cheese uses all three components of milk in their products which is why they contain lactose.


How does Nurishh Cream Cheese Alternative compare to traditional cream cheese?

Nurishh Lactose Free Cream Cheese Alternative has the same fresh, satisfying taste and creamy, spreadable texture as the dairy cream cheese you love. Like traditional dairy cream cheese spread, it contains protein, Unlike traditional dairy cream cheese, it is…

  • Lactose Free*
  • Antibiotic and Hormone Free
  • Made with 0 mg of Cholesterol per serving

Can I order my lactose free cheese directly from Nurishh or online?

Unfortunately, we do not sell or ship our products directly to customers. You can find our delicious cream cheese alternative spread at a store near you.


Is this a gluten free cream cheese spread?

Yes, Nurishh Lactose Free* Cream Cheese Spread is a completely gluten free cheese and can be enjoyed by those with gluten intolerance or sensitivity.


Can I consume Nurishh Lactose Free Cream Cheese Alternative if I have a milk allergy?

Nurishh cream cheese alternative does contain milk allergens. Please consult your physician or healthcare provider for more information about your dietary needs.


How long does Nurishh cheese last? How long past the “best before” date is this lactose free cream cheese okay to eat?

We recommend enjoying Nurishh Lactose Free Cream Cheese Alternative by the date that is printed on the package.


Do Nurishh cream cheese products need to be refrigerated?

Yes. For your safety and the best quality, our cream cheese substitutes should be refrigerated at all times.


Can I cook and bake with Nurishh Lactose Free Cream Cheese Alternative?

Absolutely. Nurishh lactose free cream cheese can be used for both cooking and baking. This Lactose Free cheese adds a wonderful creamy texture to sauces, icings, egg dishes, mashed potatoes and more. Check out our delicious lactose free recipe recommendations for some great ideas.