How Many Syns In Feta Cheese? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
1 February, 2023

How Many Syns In Feta Cheese? Is It High In Syns? - Our Slimming World Syn Guide

Whether your sprinkling some feta cheese over a salad or having it on pizza, understanding how many syns feta cheese has on slimming world is important if you want to stay on track with your weight loss.

Is Feta Cheese High In Syns?

Feta cheese has on average 4 syns for 30g making it a very high syn cheese choice and should be used within moderation on the slimming world plan to prevent weight gain.

In our syn guide below, we will take you through why Feta cheese is so high in syns, syn values of feta cheese and some low syn cheese alternatives.

Why Is Feta Cheese So High In Syns?

At 4 syns for 30g, you can have up to 120g of feta cheese on the slimming world plan before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance, making it quite high in syns.

This cheese gets its high syn value from the fat content, having 7g of fat in just 30g, 5g of this fat is also saturated which is bad for your health.

Syn Values Of Feta Cheese

Feta cheese has a similar syn value no matter the type you choose, but to help you compare syns, we've listed a few different brands below along with their syn values.

Syn Values Of Feta Cheese
  • Aldi Emporium Greek Feta Cheese 200g - 4 syns.
  • Tesco Feta 200g - 4 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Greek Style Salad Cheese 200g - 3 syns.
  • Apetina Original White Cheese Cubes 430g - 6 syns for 50g.
  • Apetina 50% Less Fat Original White Cheese Block 200g - 4 syns for 50g.
  • M&S Greek Feta Cheese 200g - 4 syns.
  • Lidl Vemondo Vegan Greek Style Feta Cheese 200g - 4.5 syns.
  • Tesco Organic Greek Feta Cheese 200g - 4 syns.
  • Salakis Light Sheeps Feta Cheese 180g - 4 syns.
  • Ocado Greek Feta Cheese 200g - 7.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Feta Cheese

If you find feta cheese to be too high in syns, you might be curious about the syns in other cheeses, we've listed a few popular ones a long with their syn value below to help you out.

  • Parmesan Cheese - 1 syn per tablespoon. 
  • Red Leicester Cheese - 2 syns a tablespoon.
  • 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.
  • Mozzarella Cheese, Soft - 4 syns for 1/4 of a ball.
  • Goats' Cheese, Soft, Full Fat - 5 syns for 30g.
  • Cream Cheese, Full Fat - 4 syns for 30g.
Low Syn Alternatives To Feta Cheese

Final Words

Overall, feta cheese is high in syns, having 4 syns for just 30g, allowing you to have up to 120g of it on the plan before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance. This cheese is high in syns due to its saturated fat content.

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.
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