Now, though, I've become somewhat lactose intolerant and mozzarella seems especially intolerable. Although I can take a lactase supplement, I thought maybe I could also branch out in my pizza toppings. What do readers put on top of their pizzas when they don't use cheese?
Sent by HeatherEditor: Heather, first off, take a look at this post on lactose intolerance and cheese. Most cheeses actually contain very little lactose, so you may be dealing with something else (like a milk allergy). But fresh mozzarella — especially one that has been processed a little more with some extra additives — may indeed have enough lactose to trouble you.
So, having said that, our first suggestion would be to use a much harder cheese with little to no lactose involved, like an aged Parmesan or Gruyere.
Readers, do you have more suggestions for Heather's lactose/pizza dilemma?
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