A Bite of Light

It’s time to shine light on the fact that most cheese does not contain Vitamin D, even though many of us think it does because milk has been fortified with this key vitamin since the 1930’s to strengthen bones.

Delightful Vitamin D cheese is simply fortified with natural Vitamin D3,  providing a natural delivery system to carry 20% of your Daily Value for Vitamin D and calcium together. Delightful Vitamin D cheese is a natural, excellent  food source to fight an epidemic of deficiencies.

Packaged for convenience in a 1.3 oz. serving size, this portioned cheese can be added to any meal to add 20% DV Vitamin D3 just like that! Delightful cheese slices, shreds and cubes and is an effortless substitute, making each meal just a little better.

Sunshine & Cheese

There are only two sources to get Vitamin D: our diet and the sun. First and best is always natural sunshine, second best fortification, third is supplementation. 


Contrary to popular wisdom, vitamin D isn’t just about strong bones and teeth, in fact it might be as important to your heart and brain health as it is to your bones. Today there is scientific research that ties vitamin D to a person’s overall health. Adequate levels of vitamin D can improve fertility, safeguard pregnancy, reduce inflammation, help with weight control, bolster the immunity, boost memory and support muscle strength. Vitamin D may be the most underappreciated and misunderstood anti-aging secret of all time
— Dr. Michael Hollick

Fast Facts

1.3 oz. serving provides:

  • 150 calories 
  • 9 grams protein 
  • 20% Daily Value Vitamin D3 (Good Source) 80 IU
  • 25% DV Calcium

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Packages (1.3 oz. total)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 25% Iron 2%
Vitamin D 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 

Did you knoW?  

World Wide Problem: Vitamin D deficient 70% population, 60% calcium deficient. (Harvard 2009)  

US Epidemic: Three out of four Americans are deficient in vitamin D, up from one out of two twenty years ago.

Kid Concern: It is estimated that 60% of dietary calcium is absorbed in childhood and adolescence where bones are growing and need as much as they can get. 70% of children between the ages of six to 11, are deficient or insufficient in vitamin D and calcium, 80+% teenagers girls vitamin D deficient. (NHNES, ABC News)

Key Gaps: All consumers deficient; young adults and baby boomers key targets along with pregnant and lactating mothers and African American consumers.


TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE

Vitamin D helps improve calcium absorption dramatically. Together they help with bone growth or bone maintenance depending on your age

DIET AND SUNSHINE

Sunshine is a great way to get more vitamin D in your life but it needs to come from your diet as well through foods like oily fish, eggs, mushrooms and milk, not to mention Delightful Cheddar.

THE RISE OF CHEESE

There is a strong parallel between the decline of milk consumption and the widespread vitamin D and calcium deficiencies. Most consumers assume vitamin D is already in their cheese and it's time for us to deliver a solution.