Can I eat cooked blue cheese while pregnant?
Soft blue cheeses are only safe to eat in pregnancy if they’ve been cooked. It’s advised pregnant women avoid some soft cheeses because they are less acidic than hard cheeses and contain more moisture, which means they can be an ideal environment for harmful bacteria, such as listeria, to grow in.
What happens if you accidentally eat unpasteurized cheese while pregnant?
Unpasteurized soft cheeses may contain dangerous bacteria including the one that can cause fatal tuberculosis, and another one called Listeria, which can cross over into the placenta and lead to infections or blood poisoning in the baby, or even miscarriage.
What are examples of unpasteurized cheese?
What cheeses tend to be unpasteurized and/or unsafe
- queso fresco.
- queso blanco.
Is Cheesecake Factory blue cheese pasteurized?
I’m happy to report that their cheesecakes are all baked, and are made with pasteurized ingredients, so all Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes are safe for pregnant women to eat.