String Cheese Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for String Cheese.


There are 85 calories in String Cheese.


Nutrition Facts
String Cheese
Serving Size:


Stick (28 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 57
Calories 85

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6.3 grams

Saturated Fat 3.7 grams

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9 grams

Cholesterol 22 milligrams

Sodium 178 milligrams

Potassium 22 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 0.6 grams

Dietary Fiber 0 grams

Sugars 0.3 grams
Protein 6.3 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 90 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 23 minutes
Running (6mph) 8 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 12 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

Is string cheese the same as mozzarella?

Although string cheese is 100 percent mozzarella cheese, it’s not the same as the softer, smoother fresh mozzarella. The biggest difference between the two is that fresh mozzarella is kept in water or brine, and string cheese (which is made with low moisture milk) is dried out.

What kind of cheese is string cheese?

mozzarella cheese

The answer: string cheese must always be mozzarella cheese. Why? Because mozarella cheese is the only type of cheese that has a stringing quality, naturally. Snack cheese, on the other hand, can be any variety of cheese, from cheddar to muenster, but you won’t be able to pull it apart in strands.

What even is string cheese?

String cheese in the U.S. is the term for snack-sized pieces of mozzarella. This cylindrical-shaped string cheese stretches roughly six inches long with a diameter of one inch. Another popular term for it is ‘cheese stick,’ which refers to an individual stick or several lengths cut and packaged together.

Is string cheese an American thing?

It makes sense that string cheese was most likely invented in Wisconsin, cheese capital of the United States.

Why is it called string cheese?

The cheese used is commonly a form of mozzarella, or a combination of mozzarella and cheddar. This type of string cheese gets its name because it can be eaten by pulling strips of cheese from the cylinder along its length and eating these strings. It was invented in 1976 by Frank Baker.

Why does string cheese not melt?

The reason behind this is its structure. It has low fat and has very low moisture. Microwaving may not be the best application for it as it was never a cheese that was originally designed for melting.

What does string cheese taste like?

The flavor is rich and cheesy but a little tart, with the salt and acidity in perfect balance. The only downside is that when you peel off the strings, some end up like thin annoying hairs, which others may love. (I like my string cheese to peel off in thick shreds.)

Why does string cheese taste different?

All your doing by seperating it into strands is exposing more surface area. So when you put it in your mouth you experience a sudden “big” taste sensation. If you chew it your exposure to the taste doesn’t come in such a big “rush”.