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Stilton or not to Stilton??

(17 Posts)
RachaelCatWhisperer Mon 06-Feb-17 18:28:23

Hi everyone,

I read on here on a post from 2011 that Stilton was ok, and another article about protected geographical indication saying that the protected recipe for Stilton is pasteurised so therefore ok. Now I'm reading all the bumf from the midwife and it's saying Stilton is off limits.

Does anyone know for sure? I know mould ripened and unpasteurised cheeses are bad, but I'm getting mixed info on Stilton. Plus, I single handedly woofed a whole piece over the last few days...

Thanks in advance. I'm not sure I'll make it to September without it!

RedBugMug Mon 06-Feb-17 18:30:13

stilton is fine.
so are runny eggs (if they have the lion stamp)

Katiepotato Mon 06-Feb-17 18:50:04

From everything I read stilton is absolutely fine and I've eaten LOADS during this pregnancy

Lules Mon 06-Feb-17 18:53:34

Nhs website says it's fine:

NerrSnerr Mon 06-Feb-17 18:57:33

Stilton is fine. I just go by the NHS guidance as there is a lot of conflicting advice on the internet.

Jojo13 Mon 06-Feb-17 18:58:18

Dammit! 36 weeks and I did not know Stilton was fine. I thought blue cheeses were out. Definitely indulging later...!

Notjustuser1458393875 Mon 06-Feb-17 18:58:52

Stilton became acceptable at some point between my first and last pregnancy. So your midwife might have out of date leaflets (although I would hope not).

Notjustuser1458393875 Mon 06-Feb-17 18:59:26

Just check that it's not Stichelton, which is unpasteurised.

anotherBadAvatar Mon 06-Feb-17 19:00:49

Hard blue cheeses are fine. It's soft cheeses that are the listeria risk unless cooked.

RachaelCatWhisperer Mon 06-Feb-17 19:09:28

Thank you all so much! The daft thing is, the leaflet she gave me is produced by Birmingham NHS trust!

I did know about lion eggs as well, but actually the leaflet say not to have runny eggs either. But my dippy egg urges had already led me to carry out extensive research in that department!

Thanks again... now, can I convince DH to nip out to Tesco....? xx

Lorrie3188 Mon 06-Feb-17 20:57:39

I've been having it, as long as it's pasteurised. And runny eggs too!
Only things I've been avoiding are Camembert, Brie, pate, raw fish, food left out too long. And alcohol smile

raviolidreaming Mon 06-Feb-17 22:09:51

Lorrie3188 NHS advice is that raw fish is fine if frozen first, which most sushi is.

Lorrie3188 Mon 06-Feb-17 22:24:47

I'm not avoiding sushi, just sashimi.

GoesDownLikeACupOfColdSick Tue 07-Feb-17 12:10:35

Stilton is fine.

But if you're in doubt, just have it baked onto something - if you cook it at a high temperature, it will kill any nasties anyway.

When I was pg, I spent hours googling and panicking over whether various restaurants used pasteurised eggs for sauces, or pasteurised feta etc... in actual fact, when was the last time you heard of anyone getting anything from eggs or cheese? Listeria from a dodgy burger van, maybe! The chances of you getting anything are so minuscule, try not to worry too much smile

RachaelCatWhisperer Tue 07-Feb-17 13:34:09

I tell you what is a current issue I keep hearing about - rare burgers in pubs and restaurants. There's a worrying trend to serve burgers rare but because when you mince beef the bugs on the exterior get all through the meat they have to be throughly cooked. I had a burger that was quite pink (before pregnancy thankfully!) and they were a bit snippy about taking it back. Just a heads up to request burgers well done.

Libbylove2015 Tue 07-Feb-17 15:44:41

I am quite disappointed by my midwife - according to her Boursin and Stilton were out, and I sat there with my miserable cheddar at Christmas watching everyone tuck in.

But Babycentre and the NHS website now say both are fine (Boursin website says they only use pasteurised milk).

I am much less worried about what I eat now (15weeks) than I was in the early days - I asked the doctor whether it was OK to eat the eggs from my back yard chickens and he said he had never seen a case of listeriosis in his professional career (and he was about 50).

Notjustuser1458393875 Tue 07-Feb-17 20:07:33

Sashimi is fine though as long as the fish is pre-frozen.

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