How Many Calories are in 1oz of Cheese?

by Erika Henritz

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The number of calories in a 1-oz serving of cheese depends directly on the type of cheese you prefer. If you are calorie conscious, understanding the calorie content -- as well as the fat content -- of some common cheeses may help guide your choices.


According to, a 1-oz -- or 1 slice -- serving of cheddar cheese contains around 113 calories. In addition, this serving size has 9.3 grams of fat, 5.9 of those grams being saturated.


A 1-oz serving of mozzarella cheese that contains part skim milk has 72 calories. This serving also contains 2.9 grams of saturated fat and 4.5 grams total fat. Although a lower-calorie cheese, beware of pizza and salads piled high with mozzarella, as the calories and fat can quickly add up.


Swiss cheese contains 106 calories, 5 grams of saturated fat and 7.8 grams total fat per 1-oz serving. If you like to add a slice or two of Swiss to your favorite sandwich, one slice of Swiss represents a 1-oz serving size.


One slice of American cheese is approximately 1 oz. This serving size contains 105 calories. There are 8.8 grams of fat in a slice of American cheese, and 5.5 of those grams are saturated.


A 1-oz slice of provolone cheese contains about 98 calories. A couple slices added to your sandwich adds a significant amount of both calories and fat. There are 4.8 grams of saturated fat in this serving size of provolone, contributing to a total fat of 7.4 grams.

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About the Author

Based in Olathe, Kan., Erika Henritz began her writing/editing career in 1994. She specializes in health publications and has worked for ATI, where she served as editor for several nursing textbooks, including the company's R.N. and P.N. "Mental Health" and "Fundamentals of Nursing" reviews. Erika holds a Bachelor of Science in education and foreign language from the University of Kansas.