Some foods are produced from the flesh or internal organs of animals, such as:
beef, lamb, kangaroo, pork and mutton (red meats)
chicken and fish (white meats)
heart, liver, kidneys and brains (organ meats).
Most of these foods come from farmed animals. They are raised until they reach a target weight, then are slaughtered (killed) and butchered (cut up) for us to buy, cook and eat. Some animals, like kangaroos and most fish, are killed or caught in their natural environments.
Other animal foods, such as eggs, milk and honey, are produced by animals over their lifetimes.
Foods from animal source are high in protein, they usually are also high in fat. Vitamin B12 and vitamin D are also present in many animal foods, these vitamins are not found in plant foods.
Cheese is an animal food
Cheese is made from milk, so it is also an animal food. Other foods made from milk are butter, cream and yoghurt.