NHS Guidelines Taken From The NHS Website
What you can eat
- all hard cheeses such as Cheddar, Stilton and parmesan
- soft pasteurised cheeses such as cottage cheese, mozzarella, feta, cream cheese, paneer, ricotta, halloumi, goats’ cheese without a white coating on the outside (rind) and processed cheese spreads
- thoroughly cooked soft unpasteurised cheeses, until steaming hot
- thoroughly cooked soft cheeses with a white coating on the outside, until steaming hot
- thoroughly cooked soft blue cheeses, until steaming hot
- pasteurised milk, yoghurt, cream and ice cream
What to avoid
- mould-ripened soft cheeses with a white coating on the outside, such as brie, Camembert and chevre (unless cooked until steaming hot)
- soft blue cheeses such as Danish blue, Gorgonzola and Roquefort (unless cooked until steaming hot)
- any unpasteurised cow’s milk, goats’ milk or sheep’s milk
- any foods made from unpasteurised milk, such as soft goats’ cheese
Unpasteurised dairy products may contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection called listeriosis.
There’s a small chance listeriosis can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, or make your newborn baby very unwell.
Soft cheeses with a white coating on the outside have more moisture. This can make it easier for bacteria to grow.