Pregnancy and cheese by Craxi Queso.
What cheese is safe to eat during pregnancy?
Pregnancy and cheese made with cow’s milk.
A fridge that suddenly turns out to be full of “forbidden” products. A mother who – with good intentions – cannot warn you enough about carpaccio, raw fish, and so on. And the neighbour? She dismisses it all as “nonsense”: in the past, when she was pregnant, she didn’t care either… Recognizable? Then read on.
Of course, it is better not to drink wine. And we all know that we also prefer not to eat raw meat. But a nice piece of cheese… That’s something you wouldn’t want to miss out on for nine months. And if you follow a simple rule (with a few exceptions), you don’t have to.
But the good news is that Dutch farmhouse cheese is allowed.
Dutch farmhouse cheese is indeed made from unpasteurised raw milk. But because it is a hard cheese with low moisture, the listeria bacteria cannot survive and grow in it. Therefore, the artisanal Gouda cheese we make is safe to eat during pregnancy.
Cheese is good for everyone.
Because cheese is healthy. For both mother and child. It contains calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Calcium is essential for the formation of the baby’s bones and vitamin D ensures the correct absorption of calcium. What more could you ask for?
Which types of cheese other than ours can be safely eaten during pregnancy?
All cheeses made from pasteurised milk can be eaten! But also Emmental, Cheddar, Cantal, Gruyere, Pecorino, Manchego, Parmesan, and other hard cheeses: all these hard cheeses can be eaten during pregnancy. The acidity of these hard cheeses prevents listeria bacteria from growing in them.
Which cheeses cannot be eaten during pregnancy!
Soft mould cheeses, in particular, are risky to eat. Examples are “camembert au lait cru”, “Reblochon” and “brie de Coulommiers”. Most soft cheeses, by the way, are made with pasteurised milk. In the case of unpackaged soft cheeses, it is advisable to ask the shop owner where you buy your cheese. In the case of packaged cheeses, pregnant women can see from the packaging whether the cheese is made from raw milk (au lait cru) or pasteurised milk.
Enjoy the tastiest cheese, even during your pregnancy!
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Artisan Dutch Gouda cheese in Malaga, address Craxi queso Mercado Merced, Calle Merced, 4, 29012 Malaga, Spain.