People who are lactose intolerant cannot digest this sugar, which is naturally present in milk (goat’s milk but also sheep’s and cow’s milk), because they lack the enzyme lactase which is needed for its digestion. Symptoms of lactose intolerance are digestive problems (stomach upset, diarrhoea …). Ripened cheeses contain little or no lactose (which is eliminated during draining or degraded during ripening of the cheeses). In general, they can be consumed without problems by people who are lactose intolerant. Moreover, the majority of people who are lactose intolerant can consume yoghurts and small quantities of milk without problems.