Can cats eat cheese? This is another of those pet questions that has the ability to start a real barn burner of an argument. No one seems to be in total agreement on the subject, not even experts.
One expert will tell you that you should never give a cat any type of dairy product, while the next expert will tell you that a little is OK as an occasional treat. They there are the experts on the far end of the spectrum that will tell you that you can give your cat as much cheese as you like.
There are several things that seem to stand out when discussing the subject of can cats eat cheese. A large majority of people will take a middle of the road approach and tell you that a little cheese as a treat is OK for your cat. They will tell you to start your cat on small amounts of cheese to see if they develop diarrhea. Cats can be lactose intolerant and cheese can make them sick. Another thing that most people agreed on is that cats love cheese.
A word of caution, just because your cat likes something, and will eat it, this does not mean that it is good for them. For instance, your cat will gobble up a piece of chocolate and this is a substance that can potentially kill them in a matter of hours. So do not base your decision on giving your cat cheese upon the fact that it will eat the cheese.
The best policy when deciding whether to give your cat cheese is to give it small amounts to start. If the cat can handle a small amount then you can increase the amount slowly. If you plan to give your cat a lot of cheese, you might want to consult your veterinarian ahead of time and see what their thoughts are on cheese for cats.