On our cheese we guarantee 30 days shelf life on receipt (unless specified). This is typically between 45-60 days.

We guarantee 21 days on our Eatlean Spreadable. However this is typically between 45-60.

We can only guarantee 14 days life on Eatlean Bake.

Our ambient & friends products typically come with 2+ months life on them, again we guarantee a minimum of 30 days.

Protein is important in two ways:

1: Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and create new ones…..especially muscle tissue.

2: High protein foods increase satiety – make you feel full up, and reduces the desire to eat more.

Cheese is a good source of protein, as the cheese making process takes the fat and the protein out of the milk to create the cheeses we all love.

But what our cheese makers do is use their skills to increase the level of protein and to reduce the level of fat – which makes a healthier cheese, which can help with weight loss as part of a calorie controlled diet plan

Eatlean Protein cheese is made with the same ingredients as your everyday cheddar. We use milk, starter culture (to help convert milk to cheese) and salt. The clever part is in the skills of our cheese makers.

The only ingredients in our Protein cheese are Milk, starter cultures and salt. When our cheese is ready, it is made up of (approx.)

37% Protein
3% Fat
2% salt
0.5% Carbohydrates
5% Minerals (calcium, Potassium, etc)
50% moisture / water

(Milk is the main ingredient to make all cheese and as you may know, milk is made up of over 90% moisture / water. So even though our cheese feels dry (that is the increased level of protein) there is still a lot of moisture / water in all cheeses.)

Remember – Protein cheese is 100% natural

We are very proud to be part of the Red Tractor Assurance scheme. Red Tractor is the largest and only food scheme that offers full traceability of products.

Our farms are located mainly within a 35 mile radius of our Dairy and the Red Tractor standards make sure that our farmers are competent to look after animals, understand their needs and that the animal’s health and welfare is regularly checked.

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Red Tractor also makes sure that animals have a living space which is safe and comfortable and that all of them have unlimited access to fresh, clean drinking water and well-balanced diets.

Because we have reduced the amount of fat in the cheese, this reduces the softness and makes the cheese look and feel drier in texture. At the same time we are increasing the protein, and this adds to the firmness of the cheese.

We are constantly looking to improve the texture and functionality of the protein cheese, and this is why we have developed the ‘Shakers’ and the spreadable cheese …..So hopefully everyone can find a protein cheese which is right for their personalised diet plans.

Eatlean Red is made the same as the normal protein cheese, but has one added ingredient – annatto – which adds the deep red colour.

Annatto is a natural orange-red food colouring derived from the seeds of the achiote tree.

Yes!  All our blocks, snack bars, grated and shakers are all lactose free.  The only exceptions are the spreadable and the cheese bake.

Eatlean is suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans.


For the block, smoked, grated, snack bars, red – We believe that 28g of Protein cheese original equals 2 Syns – meaning you can have up to 70g of Protein cheese for 6 Syns or as your HExA.

For the spreadable, you can have up to 90g for your HExA!

Please check your Slimming World guide or with your consultant for accurate Syn values to protect your own weight loss programme.  For more information visit

For the block, smoked, grated, snack bars red – we believe you can have up to 26g for 0 Smart Points (SP) and 27g-79g for 1 SP.

For spreadable – Up to 40g for 1 SP

For the Eatlean Spreaders, a whole tub contains: Cheese & Chive 4SP, Chicken 2SP, Salmon 4SP.

Please check the WW Smart Point calculator for accurate SP values to protect your own weight loss programme. For more information visit

Many people don’t know but Eatlean contains 80% less Cholesterol than Full Fat Cheddar Cheese. Fantastic for those that are trying to manage their intake.

We guarantee a minimum of 30 days life our cheeses but should you feel the need to freeze your cheese then yes you can. But our recommendation would be only to freeze grated protein cheese. Freezing cheese is safe, and does not affect the flavour – however, when thawed it can make the texture of protein cheese brittle and crumbly. So our recommendation is to grate your protein cheese before freezing …. But hopefully you will eat and enjoy it all before it reaches it’s ‘best before’ date.

Please don’t try to grate the spreadable protein cheese… could get messy!! 🙂

Unfortunately you cannot freeze the spreadable and cheese bake.

Eatlean does not any contain nuts, wheat or gluten.

Eatlean is produced on a designated nut free site, which also does not handle wheat or gluten.

There is 2% of potato starch in our grated protein cheese.  This prevents the grated cheese from clumping together.

Delivery FAQ’s

Here are a few things you might like to know. If you have any further questions then please email us at or by using our contact form in our website footer.

Goods are nearly always dispatched within 24 hours (7 days week) and we therefore deliver as below:

Mainland UK addresses: 2 days from order receipt.  e.g. Orders received on Monday will be dispatched on Tuesday for delivery on Wednesday.  Orders placed on Thursday or Friday will be shipped the following Monday (we don’t want your cheese to sit in a warehouse all weekend!).

Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands: 3 days from of order receipt. e.g. Orders received on Monday will be dispatched on Tuesday for delivery on Thursday,

You can also request a specific delivery date at checkout in your order notes and we will try our very best to accommodate. We do not deliver on Saturdays.  Should you need to change your delivery address, please email us at

We charge £4.95 for delivery to mainland UK and a subsidised rate of £9.95 to extended UK delivery areas – Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands and Channel Islands.

On orders over £35 (after discount) we offer free delivery to the mainland UK, sadly we are unable to offer this outside due to the high costs associated with the delivery.

Our aim is to deliver all gifts promptly and in perfect condition. In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, please follow the following guidelines:

– If the problem is the fault of Eatlean we will either re-deliver or refund your purchased product, depending on your preference. We insist however that you let us know within 24 hours of receiving your order.

– If there is a mistake submitted on the order form e.g. incorrect information, Eatlean cannot be held responsible for it. However, we will work with you to try and correct the issue.

– If nobody is there to sign for your delivery and your cheese is left unchilled Eatlean cannot offer a refund.

If you are dissatisfied, even just a little bit, with any of the products or services provided by Eatlean we’d really like to know about it. You can send feedback, comments and questions to or write to us at:

Eatlean, Laurels Farm, Hatherton, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7PE, UK