How Many Calories In Blue Cheese

By | October 5, 2016

Knowing how many calories in blue cheese is very important, for 2 reasons. A) If you are either trying to or looking into losing weight or B) If you, like me, are a great lover of cheese and you want to know its impact on your health.

Whichever one of this two it is, it is always a good idea to know just what ingredients and calories something contains. It sure does beat just munching on something which you do not know if it is bad for you or not, yes, Well it certainly should.

Take ham for example.

Then there is chicken.

And fish.A TableSpoon With Lots Of Sugar Lumps On It

And also beef.

Or salt.

Also, there is pork.

And not to forget the arch-enemy of weight loss – Sugar.

All of these posts are great to read and tell you something positive or negative about the particular foodstuff you are on. But, seeing as you came here to find out how many calories in blue cheese well hop on to the information, right away.

How Many Calories In Blue Cheese, Keep Reading

It has long been know that blue cheese is a healthy option and is actually good for the heart. Although blue cheese is more widely know for topping purposes it really can be eaten whole (In moderation of course) as it has a none too healthy fat content, which it has to be said is typical for a cheese because the whole grouping together of most cheese, would scream out “Fat intake” to you.

And you would be correct in the assumption it does have a lot of fat. Blue cheese, unfortunately, falls into the high-fat food category.

Now, the words “I’m on a weight loss diet”  are often spoken by many but few are either serious about it or, are doing it correctly.  For those people who are trying to lose weight on a diet then no cheese is good.

However, if you do really like cheese both in texture and taste then you should try eating very regulated portions of blue cheese as with this type THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS IT HAS A HIGH AMOUNT OF CALORIES.

As a big part of the manufacturing process of blue cheese obviously using milk, it contains a vast amount of milk proteins. Some of you readers will know that protein is a great addition to a diet when the person is attempting to gain bulk (grow muscle) So, eating larger than normal portions of it may well contribute to this in a very positive fashion.

It is also a well-known fact the blue cheese actually helps to combat memory related issues. This is on account of the nutrients contained within it. It helps to improve overall brain cell function.

Prevent Tooth Decay By Eating ItA Good Sized Block Of Stilton, But How Many Calories In Blue Cheese

Now, this next point I am sure is one which you will be slightly surprised at and will just love. Blue cheese actually helps prevent tooth decay by fighting the build-up of plaque. It also contains a high level of calcium which as we know is great for your bones and TEETH in particular.

The Immune System Gets Strengthened

It contains a lot of potassium, zinc, sodium, vitamins A and D and these vitamins and minerals serve only to do us well in strengthening our immune systems.

Now I do have to write this little piece of information in for those of you who do not like to eat blue cheese because it contains mold. And, believe me, there are a lot of you out there.

The mold in blue cheese is Penicillium Roqueforti and Penicillium Glaucum. These molds are not, repeat  NOT dangerous to a human in any way shape or form. Although some molds can produce in us some breathing difficulties and so forth, some are even carcinogenic, the mold within this cheese is COMPLETELY HARMLESS.

In fact, both the penicilliums have antibacterial properties.

Also in fact here, it really is a big shame we as consumers tend on the whole to opt for big labeled, vacuum packed, rather tasteless cheese over the cheese which has been proven over a period spanning thousands of years.  YES, the blue cheese.

This needs to be said, and although a lot of people know this, most do not act upon it. WE SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM HEAVILY COMMERCIALISED, PROCESSED and ARTIFICIAL FOODSTUFFS, PERIOD.

Now For The Calories It Contains

All amounts are based on a serving of one cubic inch. 17 g


CALORIES            60

calories from fat   44

TOTAL FAT           4.9 g        8%

saturated fat       3.3 g       16%

polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g


CHOLESTEROL          013 mg    4%

SODIUM               237 mg   10%


POTASSIUM            42.5 mg     1%


CARBOHYDRATES   0.4 g      0%

dietary fiber          0g           0%

sugars              0.1g         0%


PROTEIN                       3.6 g


CALCIUM                         9%

You see, once you have got your diet under control all that you need to have is the other half of the equation in order for your weight loss attempt to be a success. I am of course referring to the exercise. Go to this link “Home gym fitness equipment” to see some hand-picked items which will rocket you to success with your weight loss mission.

Please leave any comments or questions below and I’ll reply within 24 hours.

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5 thoughts on “How Many Calories In Blue Cheese

  1. Gary

    Hey Simon,
    You have some very interesting information on your site. I love blue cheese dressing on my salad and with buffalo wings but never really considered how fattening it can be. When I was younger my grandfather used to eat moldy cheese and not the blue kind either. He used to laugh and say it was good for you but I steered clear of moldy cheese. He lived to be 96 so maybe he had a point. Thanks for the information!

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Haha. yes, I was told by a carer of mine that the mold on cheese is only penicillin anyway but goodness me it doesn’t look good eating moldy cheese does it. Haha must have been the natural antibiotic that help him reach that ripe old age lol.

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  2. barbarA

    Just read an article claiming that you should eat your high saturated fats in the morning because of how many calories in cheese and the way the body processes them. So have your scrumptious piece of blue cheese in the morning. Don’t know if they are right but the idea of optimizing your timing is interesting.

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Thank you Barabara, and, I must confess this is something which I have not heard so, I will have to look into that for sure. A big thank you for bringing it to my attention. However {I do not really consider cheese to be a morning food lol. Which article was this, as not all that you read on the internet is true!!! lol.

      This may be one of those instances.

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    2. Simon Watson Post author

      Yes optimizing the timing of eating CERTAIN foods is important I have just bever encountered it with blue cheese in ALL of my research, that of which I did plenty of.

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