What cheese is best for pregnancy?

What cheeses can a pregnant woman eat?

When made from pasteurized milk, most soft cheeses are considered safe to eat during pregnancy. That goes for other cheeses made from pasteurized milk too, such as cheddar, American, cottage, and cream cheeses. Hard cheeses are generally considered safe in pregnancy.

Which cheeses are pasteurized?

Below is a list of soft cheeses typically made with pasteurized milk:

  • Cottage Cheese.
  • Cream Cheese.
  • Goat Cheese (without the rind)
  • Ricotta.
  • Mozzarella.
  • Feta.
  • Paneer.
  • Halloumi.

What cheeses to avoid pregnant?

Don’t eat mould-ripened soft cheese, such as brie, camembert and chevre (a type of goat’s cheese) and others with a similar rind. You should also avoid soft blue-veined cheeses such as Danish blue or gorgonzola. These are made with mould and they can contain listeria, a type of bacteria that can harm your unborn baby.

Is mozzarella safe in pregnancy?

Because pasteurization virtually eliminates harmful bacteria, mozzarella made from pasteurized milk is fine to consume during pregnancy, both cooked and in its fresh, uncooked form. Read food labels carefully to be sure any mozzarella you purchase is made with pasteurized milk.

Which cheese is unpasteurised?

Along with most people, you’re unlikely to have realised that you’ve probably been eating unpasteurised cheese most of your life. Parmesan, for example, is always made with unpasteurised milk (the Italian decree insists on it), as is Swiss Gruyère, Roquefort, Comté… the list goes on.

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Is it safe to eat pizza during pregnancy?

Pizzas are safe to eat in pregnancy, as long they are cooked thoroughly and are piping hot. Mozzarella is perfectly safe but be cautious about pizzas topped with soft, mould-ripened cheeses such as brie and camembert, and soft blue-veined cheeses, such as Danish blue.

Is buffalo mozzarella cheese pasteurized?

You can safely eat either cow’s mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella in pregnancy, so long as it’s made from pasteurized milk.

Can pregnant people eat feta?

Feta cheese that’s been made from pasteurized milk is likely safe to eat because the pasteurization process will kill any harmful bacteria. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes that pregnant women should only consider eating feta cheese they know has been made from pasteurized milk.

Is cheddar cheese safe during pregnancy?

The NHS recommends that all hard cheeses, such as cheddar, parmesan and stilton, are safe to eat, even if they’re made with unpasteurised milk, as the risk of hard cheeses containing listeria bacteria is low4.

Can I have camembert while pregnant?

Don’t eat mould-ripened soft cheese (cheeses with a white rind) such as brie and camembert. This includes mould-ripened soft goats’ cheese, such as chevre. These cheeses are only safe to eat in pregnancy if they’ve been cooked.