How Many Syns In Parmesan? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
28 May, 2022

Is Parmesan High In Syns? - Our Guide!

There's nothing quite like some parmesan cheese on pasta or pizza, but is this cheese slimming world friendly? Does it have syns on the slimming world?

Parmesan has 6 syns for 30g, making it quite a high syn cheese so should only be consumed within moderation in weighed portions to avoid using too many syns by accident.

How Many Syns In Parmesan?

In our guide below we will discuss how much parmesan you can have on the slimming world, syn values of parmesan, which cheese counts as your healthy extra A, some low syn alternative cheese types and a great parmesan recipe for SW fries below.

How Much Parmesan Can I Have On The Slimming World?

Parmesan has 6 syns for 30g, making it a very high syn cheese using nearly half of your daily syn allowance. You could have up to 75g of parmesan on the slimming world plan before using up all of your syns.

Parmesan is also very high in fat having up to 9g for a 30g portion.

Syn Values Of Parmesan

Most parmesan has a similar syn value, but to help you stay on track, we've listed some syn values of basic parmesan below.

  • Co-op Italian Grated Parmesan 50g - 5 syns for 25g.
  • M&S Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Parmesan Cheese 80g - 6 syns.
  • Tesco Grated Parmesan Italian Cheese 50g - 6 syns.
  • Creamfields Grana Padano Wedge 175G - 6 syns.
  • Tesco Parmesan Shavings Italian Cheese 80g - 10 syns for 50g.

Which Cheese Counts As Your Healthy Extra A?

You might be wondering if you can use parmesan cheese as your healthy extra A dairy allowance on the slimming world plan, you can indeed but only up to 30g, the same goes for other types of cheese too.

How Many Syns In Parmesan?

When cheese is consumed over 30g you will then have to syn the cheese accordingly.

Low Syn Alternatives To Parmesan Cheese

If you find parmesan cheese to be too high in syns, there are plenty of low syn cheese options out there to use instead, we've listed some alternatives below.

  • Galbani Mozzarella Maxi 250G - 12 syns for 100g.
  • Philadelphia Lightest Soft Cheese 165G - 1.5 syns.
  • Philadelphia Original Soft Cheese 280G - 3.5 syns.
  • Castello Extra Creamy Brie 200G - 10 syns.
  • Tesco Wensleydale & Cranberries 200G - 5.5 syns.
  • President 60% Foil Brie 200G - 8.5 syns for 100g.
  • British Goats Cheese 125G - 4 syns.
  • Tesco Halloumi 225G - 5 syns.
  • Boursin Full Fat Soft Cheese Garlic Herb 150G - 7.5 syns for 100g.
  • Le Rustique Pasteurised Camembert 250G - 7 syns for 100g.
  • Saint Agur Blue Cheese 150G - 5.5 syns.
  • Cathedral City Mature Cheddar 550G - 10.5 syns for 50g.
  • Cheestrings 8 Pack Cheddar 160G - 3 syns.

Our Best SW Parmesan Cheese Fries Recipe

If you've got some parmesan cheese lying around why not try making some slimming world parmesan cheese fries?

We've got the recipe details down below.


  • 550g of potatoes.
  • One garlic clove crushed.
  • Pinch of parsley and dried basil.
  • 60g of parmesan (can be used as two healthy extra A's).


  1. Start by heating your oven to gas mark 6 then boil your fries, turn the water off and leave them in the water for around 5 minutes.
  2. Drain the fries and dry them, line a baking tray and mix the spices in a bowl, spread the fries out, spray with oil then sprinkle the seasoning on top and toss to mix.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the oven, once golden and crispy, mix with your parmesan then put the fries back in the oven and bake until melted.

Last Words

To conclude, parmesan is very high in syns on slimming world, at 6 syns for 30g which is nearly half of your daily syn allowance.

How Many Syns In Parmesan?

You can use 30g of parmesan as your healthy extra A dairy allowance, however, but over this allowance, it will need to be synned, or, check out some of the lighter cheese alternatives above.

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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