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What cheese has the least fat?

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Part-skin mozzarella, farmer's cheese, string cheeses and Neufchatel are all cheeses that are naturally low in fat. Neufchatel has 6 grams of fat per serving. When considering a natural cheese, goat cheese has less fat than cow's milk cheese, according to About.com.

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There are a number of fat-free processed cheeses on the market like Kraft fat-free cheese. When looking for a lower fat option that still tastes good, consider buying a low-fat cheese product. Cheeses like cheddar, brie, Swiss and American are all available in low-fat versions from various cheese manufacturers. Otherwise, regular cheddar is one of the cheeses with the most fat, with 9 grams of fat per serving.

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