Cheese Benefits, Qualities As Per Ayurveda

By Dr Regina Antony.
Here, we have compiled different types of cheese that are available in the market and have tried to arrive at Ayurvedic analysis of their benefits. These are our assumptions. If you find any corrections and improvements, please help us by letting us know in the comment section, below this article.
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Cheese, blue

Taste – Spicy, pungent
Guna – not very unctuous
Potency – hot (because of spicy pungent taste)
Vipaka – Pungent (because of pungent taste)

Action on Doshas –
kapha balancing
Pungent and sharp taste
low in calories
Blue cheese also helps in lowering cholesterol levels, and prevents artery inflammation and blood clotting in veins or arteries

Vata balancing
Innate unctuous nature of cheese
Hot potency (because of sharp pungent taste)
Prevents osteoporosis Slightly increases Pitta (plain cheese is neutral on Pitta; blue cheese is slightly pungent, which increases Pitta)
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Cheese, brick

The cheese making process was derived from white American Cheddar that is cultured at a slightly higher temperature

Taste – slightly sweet (property of brick cheese), slightly pungent & bitter (property of cheddar cheese)
Qualities – not very heavy and hot (as it is processed at higher temperatures)
Potency – hot
Vipaka – Pungent (cheddar cheese is pungent, bitter; taste of brick cheese is sweet)
Effect on Doshas
Slightly increases kapha  – innate property of cheese to increase kapha; due to hot guna, and less unctuousness due to processing in high temperatures, it reduces the extent of kapha increase.

Balances Vata – heaviness and unctuousness of cheese balances Vata, hot guna of brick cheese also balances Vata.

Neutral on Pitta – plain cheese is neutral on pitta; sweet taste of brick cheese balances its hot potency).
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Cheese, brie

Brie is milder and has lighter tones of cream and butter
Taste – sweet

Taste – slightly sweet (earthy, nutty, fruity taste)
Qualities – heavy (Most of the calories in brie come from its protein and fat content; Since brie is an energy-dense food — containing a relatively large number of calories in a small portion size)
Potency – cold (due to earthy taste)
Vipaka – sweet

Action on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to heavy, unctuous nature of cheese, sweet taste of brie
Pitta balancing – due to sweet taste
Kapha increasing – due to heaviness, unctuousness, sweetness
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Cheese, camembert

During the cheese-making process, cream is added to brie, but in camembert, it is not; as a result, brie is 60 percent milk fat, while camembert is only 45 percent. (hence it is lighter than brie)

camembert has a stronger, slightly sour

Taste – slightly sour
Qualities – heavy (but lighter than brie cheese)
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sour vipaka

Action on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to heaviness, unctuousness of cheese; sour taste of camembert
Pitta – neutral effect on pitta
Kapha increasing but not to a great extent – increases kapha due to heaviness, unctuousness of cheese and sour taste (which increase kapha) ; but since camembert has less milk fat, it does not increase kapha to a great extent.
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Cheese, caraway

Taste – pungent (due to pungent taste of caraway)
Qualities – not very heavy, not very unctuous (cheese is innately heavy and unctuous, but caraway is light and dry)
Potency – hot in potency (innate property of caraway)
Vipaka – pungent
Effect on Doshas
Neutral on Kapha – cheese increases kapha but caraway alleviates kapha
Balances Vata – cheese balances vata due to its unctuousness and heaviness; caraway seeds balance kapha due to its hot potency.
Increases Pitta – cheese is neutral on pitta; caraway increases Pitta due to its hot potency.
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Cheese, cheddar

(Includes foods for USDA’s Food Distribution Program)
Increases Kapha
Taste – slightly bitter
Qualities – heavy (cheddar cheese contains a high concentration of essential nutrients, it is an excellent source of protein)
Potency – hot
Vipaka – pungent
Effect on Doshas
Slightly increase Kapha – cheese naturally increases Kapha, but bitter taste of cheddar cheese prevents excessive kapha increase.
Vata balancing – Balances vata because of unctuous, heavy quality
Neutral on Pitta – bitter taste decreases pitta, hot potency increase Pitta.
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Cheese, cheshire

Taste – mild salty taste
Qualities – not very unctuous, heavy (dense and crumbly)
Potency – hot
Vipaka – Sweet
Effect on Doshas

Vata balancing – due to saline taste, sweet vipaka, heaviness
neutral on Pitta– (salty taste increases pitta, but vipaka is sweet which balances Pitta)
Kapha increasing – (salty taste increases Kapha, unctuousness, heaviness)
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Cheese, colby

Taste – lightly sweet
Qualities – not very heavy and unctuous (has not undergone the process of cheddaring – a process which removes excess whey and makes the cheese more dense)
Potency – cold (processed through a wash curd process)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Greatly increase Kapha – cheese naturally increases Kapha, sweet taste, cold potency further increase Kapha.
Neutral on Vata – sweet taste balances vata, but coldness increases Vata. This cheese is also not very heavy and unctuous.
Balances Pitta – sweet taste and cold potency decreases pitta.
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Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd

Curds are obtained from milk, reheated, water is drained and the curd is made dry. Cream is added.

Taste – sour
Qualities – heavy, unctuous (curd is heavy, heat processing makes it light, but addition of cream makes it heavy again)
Potency – hot (as it is obtained from curds which is hot and is further heat processed)
Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sour taste, heaviness and unctuousness; curds also balance vata (dadhi vatajit)
Pitta increasing – due to sour taste and hot potency; curds also increase Pitta
Kapha increasing – due to Sour taste and heavy unctuous nature, it increases Kapha, curds also possesses innate property of increasing Kapha
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Cheese, cottage, creamed, with fruit

Taste – sour, slightly sweet
Qualities – heavy, unctuous (curd is heavy, heat processing makes it light, but addition of cream makes it heavy again, fruits are heavy to digest)
Potency – hot (as it is obtained from curds which is hot and is further heat processed)
Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sour and sweet taste, heaviness and unctuousness; curds also balance vata (dadhi vatajit)
Pitta increasing – due to sour taste and hot potency; curds also increase Pitta
Kapha increasing – due to Sour taste and heavy unctuous nature, it increases Kapha, curds also possesses innate property of increasing Kapha
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Cheese, cottage, nonfat, uncreamed, dry, large or small curd

Taste – sour
Qualities – not very heavy (high in protein, low in fat), not very unctuous (curd is heavy, heat processing makes it light)
Potency – hot (as it is obtained from curds which is hot and is further heat processed)
Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Slightly Vata balancing – due to sour taste, mild heaviness and unctuousness;
Pitta increasing – due to sour taste and hot potency
Mildly Kapha increasing – due to Sour taste and slight heavy and unctuous nature, it increases Kapha, curds also possesses innate property of increasing Kapha.

Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 2% milkfat

Taste – sour
Qualities – not very heavy (high in protein, low in fat), not very unctuous (curd is heavy, heat processing makes it light)
Potency – hot (as it is obtained from curds which is hot and is further heat processed)
Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Slightly Vata balancing – due to sour taste, mild heaviness and unctuousness;
Pitta increasing – due to sour taste and hot potency
Mildly Kapha increasing – due to Sour taste and slight heavy and unctuous nature, it increases Kapha, curds also possesses innate property of increasing Kapha.
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Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 1% milkfat

Taste – sour
Qualities – not very heavy (high in protein, low in fat), not very unctuous (curd is heavy, heat processing makes it light)
Potency – hot (as it is obtained from curds which is hot and is further heat processed)
Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Slightly Vata balancing – due to sour taste, mild heaviness and unctuousness;
Pitta increasing – due to sour taste and hot potency
Mildly Kapha increasing – due to Sour taste and slight heavy and unctuous nature, it increases Kapha, curds also possesses innate property of increasing Kapha.
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Cheese, cream


Taste – Sweet, sour
Qualities – heavy, unctuous (Cream cheese is a soft, usually mild-tasting fresh cheese made from milk and cream. containing at least 33% milk fat; Cream cheese has a higher fat content than other cheeses)
Potency – Hot
Vipaka –
Effect on Dosha
Vata balancing – due to sweet, sour taste, and heavy, unctuous qualities– balances Vata dosha.
Pitta increasing – even if sweet decreases Pitta and Sour increases Pitta, hence balancing each other’s effect, vipaka is hot, which increases Pitta.
Kapha increasing – sweet, sour tastes, heaviness and unctuousness increases Kapha.

Cheese, edam

Edam is made with partially-skimmed pasteurized cow’s milk. The milk is heated to 86 degrees F (30 C), and bacteria is added. Then, rennet is added to create curd. The curds are cut into small pieces, heated to 104 F (40 C), then drained of the whey, moulded and pressed into small balls or wheels and salted. It is let ripen at 50 F (10 C.)
Taste – sour, Salty
Qualities – not very heavy (low-fat cheese),
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sour and salty taste, hot potency and unctuousness, it balances Vata
Pitta increasing – due to sour, salty tastes, hot potency, increases Pitta
Neutral effect on Kapha – since the tastes are Kapha increasing and potency is kapha decreasing
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Cheese, feta

Taste – sour, salty
Qualities – heavy
Potency – hot (as it is prepared from sheep’s milk)
Vipaka –

Effect on Doshas
Kapha increasing – due to sour, salty taste and heavy quality; sheep milk increases kapha
Pitta increasing – due to sour salty taste and hot potency; sheep milk also increase Pitta
Vata balancing – due to sour salty taste, hot potency, heavy quality.
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Cheese, fontina

Taste – sweet, slightly pungent
Qualities – heavy
Potency – hot (obtained from curds, and undergoes brining process with salt which is hot)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Kapha neutral – sweetness and heaviness increases kapha, hot potency decreases Kapha
Pitta – increases Pitta – due to pungent taste, hot potency
Vata balancing – due to sweet taste, heaviness and hot potency

Cheese, gjetost

Prepared from goat’s cream and/or milk.
Taste – sweet, slightly bitter in taste
Qualities – not very heavy (as it is prepared from goats milk which is light)
Potency – cold
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata – slightly balances vata – as it is sweet
Pitta balancing – due to sweet bitter taste and sweet vipaka
Kapha neutral – as sweet increases kapha, bitter decreases kapha, and it is not very heavy
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Cheese, gouda

After cultured milk is curdled, some of the whey is then drained and water is added. This is called “washing the curd”, and creates a sweeter cheese, as the washing removes some of the lactose, resulting in a reduction of lactic acid produced.

Taste – sweet, slightly sour
Qualities – not very unctuous, not very heavy (as it is dried),
Potency – Cold (as it is washed)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata – neutral effect – sweetness and sourness decreases Vata, but coldness increases vata
Pitta balancing – sweetness and coldness alleviates pittaKapha increasing – sweetness, sourness, coldness increase Kapha.
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Cheese, gruyere


Taste – sweet, slightly salty
Qualities – unctuous, heavy
Potency – hot (as curds are prepared and heated)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Dosha
Vata balancing – due to sweet, salty, unctuous and heavy qualities
Pitta neutral– due to salty taste and hot potency – pitta increase, which is balanced by sweet taste and vipaka
Kapha increasing – due to sweet, unctuous and heavy nature

Cheese, limburger

Taste – bitter
Qualities – unctuous, heavy
Potency – Hot (because curd which is hot is further heated)
Vipaka –  pungent
Effect on Doshas
Vata neutral effect – bitter taste and pungent vipaka increases Vata, unctuousness and heaviness decreases Vata
Pitta increasing – even though bitter taste decreases pitta, pungent vipaka, hot potency increases Pitta
Kapha balancing  – bitter taste, hot potency, pungent vipaka balances Kapha dosha.
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Cheese, monterey

Taste – slightly sweet
Qualities – heavy (helps in weight gain),
Potency – Hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sweet taste, heaviness, hot potency
Kapha neutral – due to sweet taste and heaviness increasing Kapha and hot potency decreasing Kapha.
Pitta neutral – due to sweet taste decreasing pitta and hot qualities increasing Pitta.

Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk

Made from milk by kneading of fresh curd in hot water
Taste – salty, slightly sour
Qualities – not very heavy (low in fat)
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas –
Vata balancing – due to sour salty taste, hot potency, slight heaviness
Pitta neutral – sweet taste decrease Pitta, hot potency increases Pitta
Slightly increases Kapha – due to salty sour taste, slight heaviness and sweet vipaka.

Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk, low moisture

Low-moisture Mozzarella, which is also known as “low-moisture part-skim”, is made by souring fresh Mozzarella just a little longer, and then carefully drying it out. Due to the lower moisture content, it has a longer shelf life and saltier flavour.
Taste – salty, slightly  sour
Qualities – not very heavy (low in fat),
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas –
Vata balancing – due to sour salty taste, hot potency, slight heaviness
Pitta neutral – sweet taste decrease Pitta, hot potency, increases Pitta
Slightly increases Kapha – due to salty sour taste, slight heaviness and sweet vipaka.
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Cheese, mozzarella, part skim milk


Made from milk by kneading of fresh curd in hot water
Taste – salty, slightly sour
Qualities – light when compared to Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas –
Vata balancing – due to sour saline taste, hot potency, slight heaviness
Pitta neutral – sweet taste decrease Pitta, hot potency increases Pitta
Slightly increases Kapha – due to saline, sour taste, slight heaviness and sweet vipaka.

Cheese, mozzarella, low moisture, part-skim

Low-moisture Mozzarella, which is also known as “low-moisture part-skim”, is made by souring fresh Mozzarella just a little longer, and then carefully drying it out. Due to the lower moisture content, it has a longer shelf life and saltier flavour.

Taste – salty, slightly  sour
Qualities – heavy, less unctuous (low in fat),
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas –
Vata balancing – due to sour saline taste, hot potency, heaviness
Pitta neutral – sweet taste decrease Pitta, hot potency, increases Pitta
Slightly increases Kapha – due to saline sour taste, heaviness and sweet vipaka.
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Cheese, muenster

Taste – slightly sweet
Qualities – heavy, unctuous
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Dosha
Vata balancing – due to sweet taste and vipaka, unctuousness, heaviness, hot potency
Pitta neutral – sweetness decreases Pitta, hotness increases Pitta
Increases kapha – due to sweetness, heaviness, unctuousness, Kapha increases, but not to a great extent due to hot potency.

Cheese, neufchatel

Taste – salty, slightly sweet
Qualities – not very heavy (has more moisture content compared to other cheese)
Potency – Hot in potency
Vipaka – Sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing
Pitta neutral
Kapha neutral

Cheese, parmesan, grated

Prepared from unpasteurized cows milk.
Taste – slight sour, sweet taste
Qualities – heavy
Potency – Hot (prepared by heating of curds)
Vipaka –
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing
Slightly increases Pitta – due to sour taste, hot potency
Slightly increases Kapha– sour and sweet taste increases Kapha, heaviness increases kapha, hot potency decreases Kapha
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Cheese, parmesan, hard

Prepared from unpasteurized cows milk.
Taste – slight sour, sweet taste
Qualities – heavy (heavier than Cheese, parmesan, grated)
Potency – Hot (prepared by heating of curds)
Vipaka –
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing
Slightly increases Pitta – due to sour taste, hot potency
Slightly increases Kapha– sour and sweet taste increases Kapha, heaviness increases kapha, hot potency decreases Kapha

Cheese, port de salut

Taste– sweet, sour
Qualities– heavy
Potency – hot
Vipaka –
Effect on Doshas –
Vata balancing due to sweet, sour taste, hot potency
Slightly Pitta increasing – due to sour taste and hot potency, but not to a greater extent due to sweet taste
Kapha increasing due to sweet sour and heavy nature.
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Cheese, provolone

Taste – pungent, slightly sweet taste
Qualities– very heavy (full fat cow’s milk cheese)
Potency – hot
Vipaka – pungent
Effect on Doshas
Slightly balances Vata – due to heavy quality, hot potency, but pungent taste is vata increasing
Slightly balances Kapha – due to pungent taste, hot potency and pungent vipaka, but heavy quality tends to increase kapha
Pitta increasing – due to pungent taste and hot potency.

Cheese, ricotta, whole milk

Taste – slightly sweet
Qualities – not very heavy, not very unctuous
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing
Pitta neutral – sweetness decreases Pitta, hotness increases Pitta
Kapha neutral – sweetness increases Kapha, hotness decreases Kapha.
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Cheese, ricotta, part skim milk

Taste – slightly sweet
Qualities – not very heavy, less unctuous when compared to Cheese, ricotta, whole milk
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing, but to a lesser extent when compared to ricotta cheese whole milk, since it contains less unctuousness.
Pitta neutral – sweetness decreases Pitta, hotness increases Pitta
Kapha neutral – sweetness increases Kapha, hotness decreases Kapha.

Cheese, romano


After brining, it is rubbed with salt and washed several times. Next it is dry-cured. 
Taste – salty
Qualities – unctuous, heavy
Potency – cold (due to washing process)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing due to saline taste, unctuous and heavy nature
Pitta neutral – due to saline taste that increases Pitta and cold potency that decreases Pitta
Kapha increasing – due to sweet taste, unctuousness, heaviness, coldness.

Cheese, roquefort

is a sheep milk cheese
Taste – sour, salty
Qualities – heavy, unctuous
Potency – very hot (as sheep milk itself is hot, curds prepared is hot and it is further heated)

Vipaka –
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sour, saline taste, heaviness, unctuousness, hot potency
Pitta increasing – due to sour, saline tastes, hot potency
Slightly Kapha increasing- due to sour saline taste, heaviness and unctuousness, but not to a greater extent because of hot potency.
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Cheese, swiss

Taste – sweet, slightly sour
Qualities – unctuous, heavy
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing
Slightly increases Pitta
Kapha neutral effect – as sweet, sour tastes increase Kapha, hot potency decreases Kapha.

Cheese, tilsit

Taste – sour, slightly pungent
Qualities – unctuous, heavy
Potency – hot (washed in brine many times)
Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sour taste, heaviness, unctuousness (innate cheese property), hot potency
increases Pitta – due to sour, pungent tastes, hot potency
Slightly increases Kapha – as sour taste and heaviness, unctuousness increases Kapha, hot potency decreases Kapha.
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Cheese, pasteurized process, American, fortified with vitamin D

Processed cheese is not 100% cheese. Most of the time it hovers around 50% cheese, sometimes more and sometimes less, but at a base level, processed cheese is real cheese cut with other, non-cheese ingredients. Those extra ingredients can include salt, food dyes, preservatives, extra dairy, emulsifiers, or other artificial ingredients. It is further heated and emulsifiers and acidifiers are added.

American cheese though criticized for its high fat and sodium content is still used in regular cooking as it melts well and contains a good amount of calcium and protein.

Taste – sweet, slightly sour
Qualities – heavy, unctuous
Potency – hot (due to heat processing, preservatives, emulsifiers, acidifiers)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sweet, sour, heavy, unctuous, hot nature
Pitta neutral – sweet taste decreases, hot potency increases
Kapha increasing – sweet, sour, heavy, unctuous qualities increases Kapha
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Cheese, pasteurized process, pimento

Typically, it includes sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos and some simple seasoning, such as salt and pepper.

Taste – slightly sweet and sour (pimento is sweet)
Qualities – heavy (but not as heavy as cheddar cheese if seasoned with pepper or other spices and also due to beating of cheese, which lightens it), unctuous
Potency – hot
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Slightly increase Kapha – cheese naturally increases Kapha, sweet, sour taste, heaviness increases kapha, but hot potency decreases Kapha.
Vata balancing – Balances vata because of sweet, sour taste, heaviness, unctuousness
Slightly increases Pitta – due to hot potency
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Cheese, pasteurized process, swiss

Taste – sweet, slightly sour
Qualities – unctuous, heavy
Potency – hot (swiss cheese is hot in potency, and further addition of emulsifiers and acidifiers make it more hot in potency)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing
Slightly increases Pitta
Kapha neutral effect – as sweet, sour tastes increase Kapha, hot potency decreases Kapha.

Cheese food, cold pack, American

Cold pack cheese, also known as club cheese or crock cheese, is a type of cheese spread that is created by blending natural cheeses without the use of heat.
Taste – sour
Qualities – heavy, unctuous
Potency – cold (not heat processed while blending)

Vipaka – sour
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sour, heavy, unctuous qualities
Pitta neutral – even though sour taste increases Pitta, cold potency decreases Pitta
Greatly increases Kapha – due to sour taste, unctuousness, heaviness, cold potency

Cheese food, pasteurized process, American, vitamin D fortified

Cheese food contains more moisture and less fat when compared to cheese.
Taste – sweet, slightly sour
Qualities – heavy, unctuous (less heavy and unctuous when compared to Cheese, pasteurized process, American, fortified with vitamin D)
Potency – hot (due to heat processing, preservatives, emulsifiers, acidifiers)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sweet, sour, heavy, unctuous, hot nature
Pitta neutral – sweet taste decreases, hot potency increases
Kapha increasing – sweet, sour, heavy, unctuous qualities increases Kapha
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Cheese food, pasteurized process, swiss

Taste – sweet, slightly sour
Qualities – unctuous, heavy (not as heavy and unctuous as Cheese, pasteurized process, swiss)
Potency – hot (swiss cheese is hot in potency, and further addition of emulsifiers and acidifiers make it more hot in potency)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing
Slightly increases Pitta
Kapha neutral effect – as sweet, sour tastes increase Kapha, hot potency decreases Kapha.

Cheese spread, pasteurized process, American

Taste – sweet, slightly sour
Qualities – heavy, unctuous
Potency – hot (due to heat processing, preservatives, emulsifiers, acidifiers)
Vipaka – sweet
Effect on Doshas
Vata balancing – due to sweet, sour, heavy, unctuous, hot nature
Pitta neutral – sweet taste decreases, hot potency increases
Kapha increasing – sweet, sour, heavy, unctuous qualities increases Kapha

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