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Ellypoo Sun 18-Nov-12 19:42:46

Are you eating it or not?

NHS guidelines say that it's now safe to have, but my MW said no, not even cooked.

What do you think? I really fancy some, and DH bought some for himself for tonight but don't know if I dare or not.

forgetmenots Sun 18-Nov-12 19:58:34

Watching with interest (Christmas not the same without it!)

Rosiesharples Sun 18-Nov-12 20:39:36

I've had a little bit although didn't eat the really crusty rind....not sure that it makes that much difference! I figured if it's on the Nhs web site then I'll go with it, have had smoked salmon too which the website says is ok. I'm sure it's fine for an occasional treat. grin

isambardo Sun 18-Nov-12 21:35:34

I've had a bit. I assumed it was okay because of the NHS guidelines and didn't bother to check with my midwife.

I am generally cautious though so I've avoided alcohol and questionable foods, but I do rely on the NHS website. If you listen to everyone's opinions you will cut out loads of things which used to be 'banned' but are now considered okay.

StaceymReadyForNumber3 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:42:36

Nhs says its fine as it is a hard blue cheese not a soft blue cheese. I've had loads this pregnancy.

chocolateicecream Sun 18-Nov-12 21:48:05

It's not the same without a glass of red wine sad.

miarosemum Sun 18-Nov-12 22:03:21

Yes it's fine to have as long as its a pasteurised one and is a hard Stilton and not moist in any way as this is where the listeria can come from

Ellypoo Sun 18-Nov-12 22:43:41

Thanks all - had a tiny bit with a little sip (just wet my lips really) of DHs red wine, which went straight to my legs, but it was sooooooo nice!!

Runningblue Sun 18-Nov-12 22:51:23

Oh my god 39 weeks and you've told me Stilton is allowed! I've been eating cheeky little nibbles on the sly and I'm not such a rebel after all grin

backwardpossom Sun 18-Nov-12 22:58:36

I've eaten it a couple of times...

Brugmansia Mon 19-Nov-12 06:28:20

I've eaten it and we'll have loads over Christmas.

(I'm probably not the person whose advice you should follow though if you're cautious a I've been eating all types of cheeses. I see the risk of listeria as pretty hypothetical with all cheese.)

PeachTown Mon 19-Nov-12 09:01:08

We can eat Stilton????


StuckInTheFensAwayFromHome Mon 19-Nov-12 09:30:01

I'm eating stilton - not huge quantities.
Am taking a haphazard approach to the pregnancy guidelines - so things like alcohol am happy to avoid, and any undercooked or raw meat and eggs. At work am avoiding the preprepped sandwiches (which it has to be said don't look overly fresh or appetising anyway) and generally choosing hot meals or soup.
(This does mean that I have also eaten some pate!)

ZuleikaD Mon 19-Nov-12 09:32:37

The only thing I haven't been eating is liver and pate. Stilton's been fine for a while.

PeshwariNaan Mon 19-Nov-12 09:50:30

The NHS website says yes. I had some earlier in my pregnancy and was really looking forward to having it at Christmas....!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 19-Nov-12 18:36:01

<<Sets up cheese and pie stall in "Pregnancy">>



Nuttyfilly Mon 19-Nov-12 23:29:22

I can eat Stilton!!!!!! Oh happy happy days! I love it so much! Plus it's what our cows milk goes to make! I'm buying a nice big lump tomorrow!

WingDefence Tue 20-Nov-12 13:34:41

I didn't know we could have Stilton now! Oh happy days grin

LikeCandy Tue 20-Nov-12 18:48:08

Aurgh - I am not eating Stilton sad despite what it says on the NHS website as my midwife specifically said 'no' when I asked if I could eat it. The student midwife who was also in my 16w appointment said they're told to advise against it when asked directly about any foods with listeria risk (inc cooked Camembert)
This means my DH is being the cheese-police - if m/w said no, I'm not allowed envy

ZuleikaD Tue 20-Nov-12 19:16:51

There hasn't been a cheese-related case of listeria in this country for over 25 years. If the NHS says it's ok then your midwife needs to check her facts.

Bue Tue 20-Nov-12 19:49:39

LikeCandy, your MW and the student don't know what they're talking about - that's totally incorrect information. Am a student MW and I find quite a few midwives woefully outdated/misinformed in the food advice they give.

Brugmansia Tue 20-Nov-12 19:58:08

Tbh when it comes to food advice I just nod along with the midwife and then ignore whatever she's said and go and do my own research.

Teapig Tue 20-Nov-12 20:02:55

Oh happy day. A Christmas without booze is one thing but a Christmas without good cheese? Too much to bear. This has made my day.

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