Cheddar Cheese Syn Values & Alternatives: Mature Included

Updated on 
31 July, 2023

Cheddar Cheese Syn Values: Mature & Mild, Plus Alternatives

Whether you like topping your pasta with cheese or snacking on some cheese and crackers, you might be wondering how many syns cheddar cheese has?

Is Cheddar Cheese High In Syns? Can I Eat Mature Cheddar On Slimming World?

Cheddar cheese has 2 syns for 10g or you can use 30g as your healthy extra A dairy allowance. For mature cheddar, 30g could cost you 6.5 syns. 

We've composed a short guide below which will take you through how much cheddar cheese you can eat on slimming world, how many syns are in other cheddar types, syn values as well as some low syn alternative other cheeses.

How Much Cheddar Cheese Can I Eat On Slimming World? - 10g or 20g?

At 2 syns for a tablespoon or around 10g - or 4 syns for 20g, you could have up to 50g of cheddar cheese before using up all your 15 syn daily allowance, making it very high in syns. Cheddar is generally high in syns because it is high in fat, with regular cheddar having up to 10g of fat for just a 30g serving.

To save syns, you could switch to reduced-fat cheddar which on average has 1.5 syns for 10g, this allows you to have up to 100g before using up all your allowance.

How Many Syns Are In Cathedral City Cheese?

Cathedral city cheese is a very popular type of cheddar, therefore you might be wondering how many syns this cheddar cheese has. Well, Cathedral city cheese has on average 6.5 syns for a 30g serving of their original mature cheese.

For their lighter Cathedral city cheese, it has 4.5 syns for a 30g serving which is a lower syn alternative.

How Many Syns Are In Mature Cheese?

Many people wonder if mature cheese has a different syn value to regular cheddar cheese, mature cheese has the same syn value as regular cheddar cheese, which is around 6.5 syns for 30g, you can also find lighter mature cheddar options which has fewer syns.

Cheddar Cheese Syn Values

Cheddar cheese all has a similar syn value no matter the brand that you buy it from, but to keep you on track with your syns, we've listed some popular syn values down below.

  • CATHEDRAL CITY Our Lighter Mature Cheddar 350g - 4 syns for 30g.
  • CATHEDRAL CITY Mature Cheddar 350g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  • Sainsbury's Grated Mature British Cheddar 250g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  • Aldi Emporium British Lighter Grated Mature Cheese 250g - 5 syns for 30g.
  • Aldi Emporium Half Fat Mature Cheddar Cheese 400g - 4 syns for 30g.
  • Aldi Emporium Lighter Mature Cheddar Cheese 400g - 5 syns for 30g.
  • CATHEDRAL CITY Our Extra Mature Cheddar 350g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  • Tesco Creamfields Grated Cheddar Cheese 450g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  • Iceland British 10 Mature Cheddar Cheese Slices 250g - 5 syns for 25g.
  • Arla Lactofree Mature Cheddar Cheese 200g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  • Aldi Everyday Essentials Mature Cheddar Cheese 900g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  • Violife Epic Mature Cheddar Flavour Block Vegan Alternative to Cheese 200g - 4 syns for 30g.
Cheddar Cheese Syn Values

Which Cheese Can You Have As Your Healthy Extra A?

Since 30g of cheddar cheese can be used as your healthy extra A, you might be wondering what other cheese can you use as your dairy allowance to help you save syns.

We've listed the cheese options down below.

  • 30g Cheddar.
  • 35g Danish Blue.
  • 65g Reduced fat Greek-style salad cheese.
  • 40g Reduced Fat Cheddar.
  • 30g Double Gloucester.
  • 30g Grana Padano.
  • 70g Reduced Fat Mozzarella.
  • 30g Emmental.
  • 45g Feta.
  • 30g Gouda.
  • 30g Hard goats cheese.
  • 30g Red Leicester.
  • 65g Reduced fat Feta.
  • 35g Halloumi.
  • 50g Mozzarella (cows milk).
  • 40g Paneer.
  • 30g Parmesan.
  • 90g Ricotta.


  • 2 Dairylea Light Slices.
  • 4 Dairylea Light Triangles.
  • 2 Kerry Cheese Strings Original.
  • 3 Mini Babybel Light.
  • 3 Dairylea Original Triangles.
  • 2 The Laughing Cow Original Triangles.
  • 5 The Laughing Cow Light Triangles.
  • 2 Mini Babybel Original.
  • 6 The Laughing Cow Extra Light Triangles.

Low Syn Alternatives To Cheddar Cheese

If you find cheddar cheese to be too high in syns, you can always switch to reduced-fat cheddar cheese or we've listed some other low syn alternatives down below to get your cheese fix with.

  • Parmesan Cheese - 1 syn per tablespoon. 
  • Red Leicester Cheese - 2 syns a tablespoon.
  • Feta Cheese - 2 syns for an inch cube.
  • Mozzarella Cheese, Soft - 4 syns for 1/4 of a ball.
  • Blue Stilton Cheese - 2 syns a tablespoon.
  • Halloumi Cheese - 6.5 syns for 40g.
  • Brie, without Rind - 3 syns for an inch cube.
  • Cottage Cheese, Plain - 3 syns for 60g.
  • Cream Cheese, Low Fat - 1.5 syns for 30g.
  • Goats' Cheese, Soft, Full Fat - 5 syns for 30g.
  • Cream Cheese, Full Fat - 4 syns for 30g.
Low Syn Alternatives To Cheddar Cheese

Final Words

Overall, Cheddar cheese is high in syns, having 6.5 syns for just a small 30g serving, but to save syns you can also use 30g as your healthy extra A dairy allowance, or switch to reduced fat cheddar which has nearly half the amount of syns.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
View Bio

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

crossmenuarrow-leftarrow-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram