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.

Table of Cheese High in Vitamin B12

FoodServingVitamin B12
#1 Swiss Cheese
(Source)
per oz36% DV
0.9μg
#2 Gjetost
(Source)
per oz29% DV
0.7μg
#3 Mozzarella
(Source)
per oz27% DV
0.6μg
#4 Tilsit
(Source)
per oz25% DV
0.6μg
#5 Low Fat Cottage Cheese
(Source)
per 4oz (1/2 cup)22% DV
0.5μg
#6 Feta
(Source)
per oz20% DV
0.5μg
#7 Brie
(Source)
per oz20% DV
0.5μg
#8 Gruyere
(Source)
per oz19% DV
0.5μg
#9 Gouda
(Source)
per oz18% DV
0.4μg
#10 Ricotta
(Source)
per 1/2 cup18% DV
0.4μg
#11 Provolone
(Source)
per oz17% DV
0.4μg
#12 Grated Parmesan
(Source)
per oz17% DV
0.4μg
#13 Blue Cheese
(Source)
per oz14% DV
0.3μg
#14 Romano
(Source)
per oz13% DV
0.3μg
#15 Cheddar Cheese
(Source)
per oz13% DV
0.3μg

See All 117 Dairy and Egg Products High in Vitamin B12

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Data Sources and References

  1. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central

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