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Can I eat cheesecake??

(21 Posts)
Sparklyblue Sun 27-Jul-08 13:43:52

This is the 1st time i've posted so be kind lol.
I did a pregnancy test yesterday and it was positive grin trouble is, there's a delicious cheesecake in the fridge that I haven't touched yet.
It has soft cheese in it, but is a baked one if that makes a difference.
Can I eat it?? Or will I have to watch my DH eat it all, lol.

NotQuiteCockney Sun 27-Jul-08 13:45:03

I think baked soft cheese is fine.

misdee Sun 27-Jul-08 13:46:06

of course. in fact its a rule. you must eatit!

hannah001 Sun 27-Jul-08 13:48:12

it's not usually unpasteurised soft cheese is it? It's stuff like Ricotta and mascarpone isn't it? (Which are fine...)... it's things like Brie and camembert that you have to avoid... and I've never put them in a cheesecake []

PortAndLemon Sun 27-Jul-08 14:03:49

It's fine. Unless and until you develop gestational diabetes in later pregnancy, when you won;t be able to eat it and then will overreact by spending the first few months of your baby's life eating altogether too much cheesecake. Speaking entirely hypothetically and not at all from personal experience, of course... blush


MKG Sun 27-Jul-08 14:30:54

If you feel uncomfortable I will gladly take it off your hands grin

star6 Sun 27-Jul-08 16:39:51

Agree with MKG. I'm 29 weeks... probably safer to eat it now... let us know where to pick up and we'll help remove the temptation for you grin

hanaflower Sun 27-Jul-08 16:48:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hannah001 Sun 27-Jul-08 17:17:52

listed as safe here

PortAndLemon Sun 27-Jul-08 17:18:02

Food Standards Agency on When you're pregnant

Foods you don't need to avoid

[...] Many types of cheese including:
Hard cheese, such as Cheddar and Parmesan
Cream cheese
Cottage cheese
Processed cheese, such as cheese spreads

star6 Sun 27-Jul-08 17:18:08

Isn't cheescake made with cream cheese?

hannah001 Sun 27-Jul-08 17:21:06

also it's usually made from cow's milk whey (not sheep)

hannah001 Sun 27-Jul-08 17:21:35

cream cheese is usually used in the one that you don't bake.

hannah001 Sun 27-Jul-08 17:24:06

(but yes - obviously that's safe too)

Sparklyblue Sun 27-Jul-08 19:00:50

Sorry everyone, went out for the aftenoon.

Thanks for the replies, will get DH to get me a big chunky slice.
It's the massive New York vanilla cheesecake from Tescos with icing sugar on the top. Have any of you tried it? It's heaven wink

tostaky Mon 04-Aug-08 18:46:26

i thought there was raw eggs in cheesecake?

LeonieD Mon 04-Aug-08 19:00:17

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FruitynNutty Tue 05-Aug-08 13:11:18

Sorry to highjack but while we're on the subject of cheese in pregnancy. Is Broccoli and Stilton Soup ok? I had some at the weekend at a wedding and assumed it was ok as it was cooked Stilton?

belgo Tue 05-Aug-08 13:11:49

I'm sure cooked soft cheese is fine.

FruitynNutty Tue 05-Aug-08 13:33:24

Thanks belgo I suppose if I was going to get Listeria then I would know about it by now hmm

Honeymoonmummy Tue 05-Aug-08 19:35:59

I also read somewhere that cheesecake not good but baked cheesecake OK - dont know where tho. I've avoided non-baked cheesecake just in case...

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