Cheese is one of those confusing topics for pregnant women and it is easy to forget which ones are good and which ones are bad particularly when it comes to soft cheese. With rumors abound, we have the answer for you. You ready?
Cream cheese, like cottage cheese, is definitely on the acceptable list as long as it is pasteurized. So feel free to enjoy that cream cheese any way you like at any time of the day. Always check the use by date to ensure that it is safe to consume.
That’s great news for moms-to-be all over the world as this delicious cream spread is so versatile and great served as a dip or on a jaffle or bagel when the hunger pangs kick in.
And you can continue to add the cream cheese to your favorite fettuccine or chicken recipe.
Soft cheese like Brie, Camembert and Chevre should always be avoided due to the risk of listeria or listeriosis. As delicious as they may be, it is not worth the risk.