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Cheese High in Vitamin B12

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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Cheese High in Vitamin B12

Cheese, in addition to being a good vegetarian source of protein, is also a great natural source of vitamin B12 for vegetarians.

Below is a list of 15 types of cheese ranked by their amount of vitamin B12. Whole milk Swiss Cheese provides the most B12 with 0.9μg (36% DV) per ounce. An ounce of cheese is equal to 28 grams or about a slice of cheese which is large enough to cover a piece of bread. Other cheese high in vitamin B12 includes Gjetost, Mozzarella, Tilsit, Feta, and Brie. For more information, see the article on natural vegetarian sources of vitamin B12, and the complete list of dairy foods high in vitamin B12.

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Table of Cheese High in Vitamin B12

FoodServingVitamin B12
#1 Swiss Cheeseper oz 36% DV
0.9μg
#2 Gjetostper oz 29% DV
0.7μg
#3 Mozzarellaper oz 27% DV
0.6μg
#4 Tilsitper oz 25% DV
0.6μg
#5 Low Fat Cottage Cheeseper 4oz (1/2 cup) 22% DV
0.5μg
#6 Fetaper oz 20% DV
0.5μg
#7 Brieper oz 20% DV
0.5μg
#8 Gruyereper oz 19% DV
0.5μg
#9 Goudaper oz 18% DV
0.4μg
#10 Ricottaper 1/2 cup 18% DV
0.4μg
#11 Provoloneper oz 17% DV
0.4μg
#12 Grated Parmesanper oz 17% DV
0.4μg
#13 Blue Cheeseper oz 14% DV
0.3μg
#14 Romanoper oz 13% DV
0.3μg
#15 Cheddar Cheeseper oz 13% DV
0.3μg

See All 102 Dairy and Egg Products High in Vitamin B12

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.

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