This is not official advice and we recommend referring to the NHS website to make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re eating during pregnancy. As a general rule of thumb, you can eat any cheese as long as it’s totally cooked through – so you don’t have to give up cheese toasties! There is also plenty of evidence suggesting that hard, matured cheeses are also safe, even if they are unpasteurised. You should avoid all soft cheeses (unless fully baked through), including those with washed or bloomy (white) rinds and soft blue cheese, unless otherwise advised by a health care worker. Be aware of any uncooked puddings, such as cheesecake or ice cream, which may contain unpasteurized cheeses and milk.
Click here to view the NHS approved list of safe cheeses to eat during pregnancy.