WIC Approved Cheese

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Must be:

  • Made from pasteurized cow milk
  • Made in USA
  • Sizes: The sizes below only. The ounces will be added together until you reach your total benefit amount. For example, my benefits are 2 lbs which is 32 oz. I can get 8oz+8oz+16oz = 32oz total.
    • 8 oz
    • 16 oz (1 lb)
    • 32 oz (2 lbs)
  • These types only:
    • Cheddar (mild, medium, sharp, extra sharp, yellow or white)
    • Colby
    • Colby Jack
    • Colby Monterey Jack
    • Monterey Jack
    • Mozzarella
    • Munster
    • Provolone
    • Swiss

You can choose:

  • Any brand
  • Calcium and/or Vitamin D fortified
  • Fat free, low fat, and reduced fat
  • Part skim or whole
  • Reduced sodium
  • These types:
    • Block or bar of cheese
    • Shredded and grated cheese
    • String or cheese sticks

This includes: All allowed cheese types or any combination of allowed cheese types

Don't Buy:

  • With added flavors, herbs, nuts, seeds, spices, or vegetables
  • Single serving sticks or packets
  • Cheese made from raw milk
  • Cotija
  • Cracker cut
  • Cream cheese
  • Deli cheese
  • Cubed or sliced
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Goat or sheep cheese
  • Imported
  • Lactose free
  • Organic
  • Parmesan
  • Pepper Jack
  • Processed pasteurized American
  • Queso fresco
  • Ricotta
  • Unpasteurized
  • Vintage cheese

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