Kidney Diet Tips

Dairy Delicious: Milk and Cheese Products for Kidney Patients

Looking for another alternative to milk and cheese for your renal diet?

A company from New York, Delicious Milk Company, Inc., has engineered Dairy Delicious low phosphorus Milk Beverage and Cheddar Cheese sauce, products with significantly lower phosphorus and potassium content compared to regular milk and cheese. The products are available by phone at 877-432-4797 or online at www.dairydelicious.com. They are carried by grocery stores in some areas. Check the Diary Delicious website for a list of stores.

How do the Dairy Delicious products taste?
The milk beverage tastes more like milk to me than some other substitutes, perhaps because it is real milk instead of a formula.

The Cheddar Cheese sauce, when mixed with hot macaroni definitely taste like real macaroni and cheese minus the extreme saltiness found in boxed mixes. The samples in my cupboard disappeared quickly. I discovered my family using it as a cheese dip for tortilla chips—they didn’t even know it was a special kidney diet product.

Because Dairy Delicious provides specialized products, cost is higher than some other milk substitute products. Also, if it is not available at a grocery store in your area, add on the shipping cost.

A special sample pac containing six 2-ounce servings of cheddar cheese sauce and one 8-ounce carton of Dairy Delicious milk beverage is available by mail. To receive an order form, call (888) 293-8259 or go online to print the form.

Product Potassium mg Phosphorus mg Sodium mg
Dairy Delicious® Milk beverage 8 oz 197 116 110
Milk, 2% fat 8 oz 366 229 100
Rice Dream® rice beverage, unenriched 8 oz 69 34 86
Coffee Rich® nondairy creamer 8 oz 96 80 176
Mocha Mix® nondairy creamer 8 oz 304 128 112
Soy Milk, unenriched 8 oz 304 135 135
Dairy Delicious®Cheddar cheese 2 oz 10 25 160
Cheddar cheese,natural, 2 oz 56 290 352
Cheddar cheese, Processed, 2 slices, 1-1/2 oz 121 393 642
Cheez Wiz®, 2 tbsp 79 266 541

Values from USDA Nutrient Database-SR19 and from food manufacturers data.

Sara Colman, RD, CDE

Sara Colman, RD, CDE

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 20 years experience working with people with diabetes and kidney disease. She is co-author of the popular kidney cookbook "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook". Sara is currently the Manager of Kidney Care Nutrition for DaVita. She analyzes recipes and creates content, resources and tools for the kidney community. In her spare time Sara loves to spend time with her young grandson, including fun times together in her kitchen.