Home / Stilton / Stilton Q&A: Can You Eat Stilton While Pregnant?


Can You Eat Stilton While Pregnant?

Stilton cheese, like other blue-veined cheeses, carries a potential risk of listeria contamination. Listeria is a harmful bacterium that can cause foodborne illness, which can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women and their unborn babies. It's good practice to be aware of these risks and make informed, responsible choices about your diet during pregnancy.

Therefore, it is generally advised to avoid eating Stilton and similar blue-veined cheeses during pregnancy. However, if you really can't resist indulging in a bit of Stilton, make sure it's thoroughly cooked or heated until it's steaming hot, as this kills the listeria bacteria and reduces the risk of infection.

Stilton Q & A