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Can I eat cheddar cheese when pregnant?

Cheddar cheese is generally safe to eat during pregnancy, as long as it is made from pasteurized milk.

Pasteurization involves heating the milk to kill harmful bacteria, reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses, including those that can affect pregnant women.

Most commercially available cheddar cheeses are made with pasteurized milk, but it's always a good practice to check the product label to confirm this information. If the cheese is labelled as "pasteurized," it means the milk used in its production has undergone the pasteurization process.

As with any dietary concerns during pregnancy, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice based on your health and circumstances.