In the previous blog post, we reviewed whether Feta cheese fits the dietary requirements of vegetarians and those with lactose intolerance or milk sensitivity. In this article, we will address the concerns of individuals with gluten sensitivity and Muslims who are wondering if Feta cheese is halal. Without further ado, let’s answer the first question.
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Is Feta Cheese Halal?
The answer may vary depending on the brand of Feta cheese you choose, and here’s why. Some brands use animal by-products, called rennet, which can be derived from the kidneys or stomach lining of calves, lambs, or even pigs. In addition, some brands use rennet that is derived from an animal that has not been slaughtered according to halal requirements, making them unsuitable for Muslims.
However, if you find that the rennet used is microbial, then the Feta cheese will be considered halal. It is important to check the label or contact the manufacturer to confirm the source of rennet before consuming Feta cheese if you have dietary restrictions or religious requirements.
It is worth noting that Feta cheese made in Turkey is generally considered halal. This is because Turkey has strict regulations regarding the use of halal methods for slaughtering animals and producing food products.
Is Feta Cheese Gluten-Free?
The answer is YES. Feta cheese is naturally gluten-free as it is made without using any gluten-containing ingredients. This makes it suitable for those who follow a gluten-free diet, as well as those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Feta cheese can be halal depending on the source of rennet used, and Turkish-made Feta is generally considered halal. Feta cheese is gluten-free and suitable for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
If you are looking for a halal-certified Feta cheese brand, you may want to consider
- Nikos Feta
- Nema White Feta Cheese
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