You don’t have to ban all cheese from your diet during pregnancy. Here is a guide to which cheeses are safe and which are unsafe during pregnancy and why they’re risky.
Cheese is great source of calcium, and many varieties are safe to eat in pregnancy. However, some cheeses aren’t safe to eat, because they are more likely to grow bacteria such as listeria, which may harm your unborn baby.
Soft, mould-ripened cheeses, such as brie, camembert and chevre (a type of goat’s cheese) are not safe to eat in pregnancy. Soft, blue-veined cheeses, such as danish blue and roquefort, are also not considered safe to eat in pregnancy.