quickie - can I eat Boursin?

(21 Posts)
lubella Thu 28-Sep-06 16:12:28

pls say yes

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CurrantBun Thu 28-Sep-06 16:13:39

I'm sure I've read that Boursin, Philadelphia etc. are all fine.

But I'm sure someone else will be able to say 100%.

bossykate Thu 28-Sep-06 16:13:48

check on the label if it is pasteurised if it is then you can.

mendipmum Thu 28-Sep-06 17:09:53

Yes you can. I had a craving for Boursin in my first pregnancy and checked with NHS Direct.

littlefrog Thu 28-Sep-06 18:39:24

I've just been having a worry about what cheeses are ok and wrote the Pregnancy Nutrition people at Sheffield.

Here's what they said:

All hard cheeses are safe to eat during pregnancy. The only cheeses that you need to avoid are mould ripened soft cheese, and blue veined cheese. I have attached our cheese list which I hope will be helpful.

And their cheese list is:


Ripened soft cheeses: Brie, Cambozola, Camembert, Chaumes, Lymeswold, Pont L’Eveque, Tallegio, Chèvre

Blue-veined cheeses: Bavarian Blue, Blue Brie, Blue Shropshire, Danish Blue, Dolcelatte, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton, Stilton spread cheese


Hard cheeses: Austrian Smoked, Babybel, Caerphilly, Cheddar, Cheshire, Derby, Edam, Emmental, English goats’ cheddar, Feta, Gloucester, Gouda, Gruyere, Halloumi, Havarti, Jarlsberg, Lancashire, Leicester, Mozzarella, Orkney, Paneer, Parmesan, Pecorino (hard), Provolone, Port Salut, Wensleydale

Soft and processed cheeses: Cottage, spread, processed cream and processed cheeses, Borsin, Mascarpone Philadelphia, Quark, Ricotta


Any variety i.e natural, flavoured and whether biologically active or not, are safe to eat

Hope that's helpful!

sorrell Thu 28-Sep-06 18:40:14


lubella Thu 28-Sep-06 19:38:13

you are all amazing - thanks so much xxx

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PcCOD Thu 28-Sep-06 19:39:20

ithought its onyl scheese thats unpastuerised
oh fgs this a noys me

crunchie Thu 28-Sep-06 19:49:37

I ate goats cheese which was cooked and drank wine and .....

SarahGV1 Mon 31-Jul-17 14:06:38

Super helpful, thank you! Eating Boursin tonight :-)

Sweetpotatoaddict Mon 31-Jul-17 14:41:25

Boursin is fine, enjoy.

Stilton is definitely fine according to the nhs website, contrary to a previous posters statement, I'd use the nhs as a resource rather than another website.

tootsieglitterballs Mon 31-Jul-17 14:43:11

I've been eating Camembert like it's nobody's business this time... always cooked thoroughly through, and not eating any of the skin. It's been my craving. I'm talking like 1 a week 🙈!

GiveMeTheTeaAndNobodyGetsHurt Mon 31-Jul-17 14:48:50

Brie and camembert are fine if they're cooked.

miamch Mon 31-Jul-17 15:06:14

Are hard cheeses still ok to eat if they are made from raw/unpasteurised milk?

AnUtterIdiot Mon 31-Jul-17 15:23:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

InThisTogether Mon 31-Jul-17 16:49:19

This list above may want checking again as the original post is 11 years old!

mrsbumblebees Mon 31-Jul-17 17:52:22

miamch - yes you can eat all hard cheeses, even those made from unpasteurized milk. From NHS website:

All hard cheeses are safe in pregnancy
You can eat hard cheeses, such as cheddar, parmesan and stilton, even if they're made with unpasteurised milk. Hard cheeses don't contain as much water as soft cheeses, so bacteria are less likely to grow in them. It's possible for hard cheese to contain listeria, but the risk is considered to be low.

miamch Tue 01-Aug-17 14:55:31

mrsbumblebees amaaaaaaazing I'm going to go stuff my face with some Comte now! haha!

jasjones Sat 19-Dec-20 09:24:05

It's nearly Christmas and this comment is the best thing I've read on the Internet thank you so much. I can enjoy cheese

Lilice Sat 19-Dec-20 09:53:54

Oh oui you can

MsHedgehog Sat 19-Dec-20 10:00:48

Omg this thread is 16 years old! OP’s child is now a teenager!

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