High-quality food: Cheese contains a high concentration of essential nutrients, in particular high quality protein and calcium as well as others such as phosphorous, zinc, vitamin A, riboflavin, and vitamin B12.
Cavity fighter: Consuming certain varieties of cheese - aged Cheddar, Swiss, Blue, Monterey Jack, Brie, Gouda and processed American cheese immediately after meals or as a between-a-meal snack has proven to help prevent tooth decay. Calcium, phosphorous and other components in cheese may contribute to this beneficial effect. Milk proteins also help as it neutralizes plaque acids with their buffering capacity.
Weight control: Include cheese in a fat-reduced diet by replacing high-fat cheese with low-fat alternatives.
Solution for lactose intolerance: Many varieties of cheese, in particular aged cheese like Cheddar and Swiss, contain little or no lactose. For this reason, cheese is an important source of calcium and other nutrients that are found in milk for lactose intolerant people.
Osteoporosis prevention: With emphasis placed on calcium and its role in the prevention of osteoporosis, eating cheese is an excellent way to boost the calcium content of prepared foods.