What are Strings and Things Cheestrings made of?
Real cheese and that’s it! There are no artificial flavourings, no artificial colours and no artificial preservatives. There’s no gluten, either. All Cheestrings are naturally tasty and the perfect snack to add to a balanced diet.
Why are they stringy?
It’s the gentle cooking process of the cheese that allows us to create the perfect stringy-ness, which makes Cheestrings so special!
We use milk from happy, grass-fed cows and turn it into cheese the natural way.
Then we heat the cheese before stretching it into a new shape – a long, stringy shape!
We cut the now peelable cheese into Cheestrings sized pieces – all ready for happy children to enjoy!
What is the difference between Strings and Things Cheestrings and other cheese?
There are so many types of cheese in the world – soft or hard, white or yellow, or even blue! It all depends on the milk the cheese is made from, how the cheese is made, how long it “matures” and many other factors. We like Cheestrings to be a mild cheese, as that’s what most children seem to prefer.
Why is Vitamin D important?
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps our bodies absorb calcium from food and drink. It is really important for maintaining healthy bones, especially in children. Vitamin D is sometimes known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because the body manufactures it through the action of sunlight on the skin. Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always shine. That’s why it is a good idea to eat foods that are rich in Vitamin D. Both Cheestrings and Yollies are a rich source of Vitamin D – one Cheestring contains 25% of the NRV* for Vitamin D.
* NRV stands for Nutrient Reference Value and is a set of European recommendations of nutritional intake based on currently available scientific knowledge. NRV replaced Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) in 2014.
Why is calcium important?
Calcium helps keep bones and teeth healthy. It is also needed by the body to regulate muscle contractions (including the heart) and to make sure blood clots. In children, calcium is essential for building strong bones. Children aged 4 to 10 years need between 450mg and 550mg of calcium per day and 11 to 18 year olds need almost twice as much.
How can I make sure my child is eating enough calcium?
One Cheestring provides 156mg of calcium or 20% of the NRV for calcium in one go! Other calcium rich foods include all dairy food, green leafy vegetables (but not spinach), soya beans, nuts, bread made with fortified flour and fish where you eat the bones (such as sardines and pilchards). It may not surprise parents that some children don’t like some of those foods! So, Cheestrings can be a real help as a source of calcium as part of a balanced diet. Plus, they are fun to eat and taste great!