Not all brands of cheese are Halal for Muslim to eat.
Check details on http://www.ifanca.org/faq/
Therefor, It is wise to check the ingredients of the cheese.
For cheese: It may contains “rennet” component which could be coming from Porc or cows. Sometimes they do not mention “Rennet” but they mention “Modified milk ingredients” in general which can also contain “rennet”.
For Yogurt: It may contain “gelatin” in the yogurt with fruits and gelatin comes from porc.
Make sure to read the ingredients before buying because companies change the components from time to time like Kraft cheese before they had the kosher symbol and now I do not notice it on their products.
And in case you have a brand that available in your area, try calling the company or email them. They usually respond very fast.
The list of Halal Cheese are:
Special thanks to Melanie, she is the one who made this search of this list and not me .
St-Albert Cheddar Cheese & St-Albert Cheese Curds. [check website]
List of halal Yogurt
Liberty yogurt – BIO kind – [Check website]
all are halal if I am not mistaken.
Liberty-kids and babies [Check website]
….but the taste is bland…..all are halal but check in case I am wrong.
Liberty-Mediterranée [check website]
is very thick and rich….check for the ones with the MK symbol (kosher dairy) or for the ones with only skim milk…. I always get this kind – the lemon one is sooooooo good.