Is Velveeta Dairy-Free

Question: Is Velveeta cheese dairy-free?

Answer: No, Velveeta is not dairy-free. The top four ingredients of Velveeta are milk, whey, skim milk, and milk protein concentrate. All of these ingredients are milk or derived from milk.

Additionally, Velveeta is not low in lactose content. Per The Really Big List of Lactose Percentages, Velveeta contains 9.3% lactose. As a reference, dairy products with 2% lactose or less can be tolerated by many people who have issues digesting lactose. Velveeta’s 9.3% lactose puts it at the higher end of  lactose content for cheese and other dairy products. Velveeta may not be tolerated well by those who have lactose intolerance.

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