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Is blue cheese really that risky?

(37 Posts)
sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:21:37

Hi, 28 weeks pregnant with number 2. Had a party last night and no one touched the cheeseboard. So I have a pack of pasteurized brie, a camembert and a danish blue sat unopened in my fridge.

They are all I can think about.

I can bake the cambert. Brie is ok pasteurized. But the one I'm craving is the danish blue.

Would you risk it?? Please don't flame, I'm not in the best frame of mind today I'm just genuinely questioning. I usually stick to all guidelines.

OuchLegoHurts Sat 28-Oct-17 16:23:28

I'm pregnant and I wouldn't risk it. I would throw it in the (outside!) bin and go to the shop and buy yourself something else gorgeous instead

BigBaboonBum Sat 28-Oct-17 16:24:59

Maybe try it cooked? :-) www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2683.aspx?CategoryID=54

Youcanttaketheskyfromme Sat 28-Oct-17 16:25:03

Is it ok melted on something ? I love melted blue cheese.

I don't know if thats acceptable though.

CRbear Sat 28-Oct-17 16:25:04

Don’t take my word for it but I believe the risk with cheese is ordinary food poisoning from listeria. The chance of you getting it is not higher than pre pregnancy but the consequences can be. I don’t know many people who’ve been sick with listeria food poisoning. You just have to make an informed decision. But for what it’s worth- I’d eat it!

Maybe a blue cheese sauce (cooked) for something could be a compromise?

MongerTruffle Sat 28-Oct-17 16:27:24

Is it ok melted on something ?

Yes as long as it is cooked thoroughly.

CRbear Sat 28-Oct-17 16:27:51

I take it back!! “Pregnant women are almost 20 times more likely to develop listeriosis compared with the rest of the population.”

Usernamegone Sat 28-Oct-17 16:28:22

I would melt it and have a blue cheese burger

OuchLegoHurts Sat 28-Oct-17 16:29:15

I've said this on another thread but you really are only pregnant for a short time. Is it really worth risking it all for a bit of cheese???

OuchLegoHurts Sat 28-Oct-17 16:29:45

See CRBear's post!

Youcanttaketheskyfromme Sat 28-Oct-17 16:30:09

If it's ok cooked I would def melt it.

I did this once an now rarely eat non melted blue cheese !

Spam88 Sat 28-Oct-17 16:30:36

Brie isn’t okay pasteurised! Fine cooked though, so I’d be hitting the Brie and bacon toasties pretty hard right now if it was me.

sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:36:33

I know its probably not worth risking. It will probably agravate my heartburn anyway. I will continue swigging gaviscon and give it a miss. I'm thrilled to be pregnant with this one. Just having a shitty day and really fancied it.

sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:36:40

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sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:36:45

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sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:36:46

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sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:37:42

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sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:38:19

Wow sorry for multiple replies.

sureitsgrand Sat 28-Oct-17 16:38:21

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Rebeccaslicker Sat 28-Oct-17 18:45:03

Just heat it up and enjoy! Stilton is fine when pregnant if you don't trust it and you're fancying blue.

Gunpowder Sat 28-Oct-17 18:49:51

There’s a yummy Delia lasagne with four cheeses and spinach. Massive pita to make though.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 28-Oct-17 18:50:56

Stick it on a pizza? Stuffed mushrooms?

MongerTruffle Sat 28-Oct-17 18:51:34

Rebeccaslicker

It's Danish Blue though, not Stilton.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 28-Oct-17 18:51:51

Steak & blue cheese sauce?

AccrualIntentions Sat 28-Oct-17 18:52:51

I'd put it on pizza.

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