Can you eat cheesecake in pregnancy?

24/11/2008 at 10:06
Hey girls,
The topic says it all! Have the office christmas do coming up and at almost 6 weeks am trying to be really careful about what I eat - I know mould ripened and blue veined cheeses are off which is fine cuz I hate them but was wondering about cheesecake? As Ive ordered that for my desert - it was either that or Baileys christmas pudding which is off the menu for obvious reasons!



DD1 born @ 38+4 on 17/07/09 @ 8:37pm 7lb 2oz, 1 hour 20 min labour

DD2 born @ 38+6 on 30/01/14 @ 1:35pm 6lb 13oz, planned c-sec due to footling breech

24/11/2008 at 10:08
hi hun no i dont think u can , well i havnt cos ooh i cant remember y now bloody memory xxxxxx
24/11/2008 at 10:15
Ive just read that you can eat it if its do I know if its baked LOL?


DD1 born @ 38+4 on 17/07/09 @ 8:37pm 7lb 2oz, 1 hour 20 min labour

DD2 born @ 38+6 on 30/01/14 @ 1:35pm 6lb 13oz, planned c-sec due to footling breech

24/11/2008 at 10:18
just check when you get there what the ingredients are. most cheesecakes are ok cos the ingredients are all shop bought and pasturised, even if its "homemade". I went out recently for a meal and checked with the chef and they said all the ingredients were ok eg pasturised soft cheese was used eg Philly. If I wasn't happy then they would've found something else instead
24/11/2008 at 10:24
i(m pretty sure u can, cheesecake is made from mascarpone which is one of the cheeses that we CAN eat. its a apsteurised cheese so i really don't see where there wld be an issue with that, it's the same cheese thats in tiramisu which i have had quite a few helpings of lol as well as ben and jerry's chocolate cheescake ice cream..... uh oh, i've made myself hungry lol


Austin 21/3/09 Phoebe 13/12/10

24/11/2008 at 11:19
Ive eaten loads of cheesecake esp sticky toffee coz tht has been my craving, its made with pasturised soft cheese which is fine to eat! xx
24/11/2008 at 11:38
I have been craving puddings this time around & have eaten loads of cheesecake - I just make sure that it has pasturised eggs in it

24/11/2008 at 11:55
On this note - did you know you can have Christmas pudding with alcohol in it as it cooks off apparently (December Prima Baby and Pregnancy p45!) Good new for me as I LOVE my Mum's Christmas puddings! The only thing to be aware of is that you can't have homemade Christmas cake if it has marzipan and it's raw eggs! This I am gutted about!
Kathryn xx
24/11/2008 at 12:09
shit! i have eaten marzipan!!
24/11/2008 at 12:12
ohhh really u mean i can eat cheesecake i have avoided it thinkin i cant and even accidently put some in my mouth when i was a few weeks pregnant and spat it out doh!ah well 9 more weeks of eating it now eh xxxxx
24/11/2008 at 12:26
Mrskc, I wouldn't worry too much, the chances of it actually affecting babs are soooo tiny, you just need to watch out in future! xx
24/11/2008 at 12:36
home-made marzipan does contain raw egg, but the overwhelming majority of the manufactured stuff does not.

I've just checked the Sainsburys and Ocado websites. Not one of the cakes with marzipan uses egg in the marzipan recipe, and none of the packets of marzipan to use at home have egg in either.
24/11/2008 at 12:56
You can definitely eat cheese cake made with mascarpone cheese - this is perfectly safe to eat, as it isn't mould-ripened. I can't imagine a cheesecake being made with a mould-ripened cheese such as brie, camenbert or stilton - it'd be revolting! xx
24/11/2008 at 13:42
I'm a big cheesecake fan as well so have looked into this.

You need to check and see if it contains raw eggs or not. Baked cheesecakes are fine as the eggs have cooked but if not then I am afraid you can't have it - boo!!!!!

I think that most cheesecakes are baked though but I would just double check as obvioulsy raw eggs wouldn't be a good idea.
15/12/2011 at 07:11
hi guys im super duper excited about my babies im going to be having 9 at the same time, hard work likes oh jeezo hahahahahahahahaha i stuff my face with cheesecake everyday so dont worry if your stressing out cause i found it okay
lots oh love jildo not dildo.
ps me likes the boabeh as you can see by my 9 babas
15/12/2011 at 07:26
I craved cheesecake in the final 2 trimesters of my 2nd pregnancy eating it as often as I could get my hands on it (at least twice a week). DD2 has been around 3mths now with no known allergies & no health problems.














15/12/2011 at 07:57

Dont think its the soft cheese thats the prob with cheesecake its the raw egg but if its not made with raw egg it should be fine xx

15/12/2011 at 08:04
The risk from unpasteurised cheese is a listeria infection which can affect the baby.
No normal restaurant (by normal I mean not Gordon Ramsey's or similar) is going to serve unpasteurised cheese and especially not in a cheesecake, so don't worry. They just wouldn't risk giving one of their customers (pregnant or not) listeria because the repercussions from Environmental Health would be really bad news for the business.

The risk from uncooked egg is salmonella which will make you ill but will not harm the baby, however an associated high temperature might. It is virtually impossible to catch salmonella from UK produced eggs because they are all treated.

Manufactured products (marzipan, mayonnaise etc...) will not contain raw egg because it cannot be preserved for long enough for the product to actually get to the shelves of the shops.

I wish there was more explanation about what you should and shouldn't eat in pregnancy instead of just a list of don'ts because it terrifies pregnant women unnecessarily.

Stay calm, rational and realistic. When was the last time you or someone you know had listeria or salmonella? If you've eaten something on the don't list and it hasn't made you ill there is no risk to your baby and you can stop worrying.

Sorry for the rant but the lack of information about this really annoys me!

Mrs B xxx
15/12/2011 at 10:19
erm i ate cheesecake through this and my last pregnancy and i am all good.

i even had dippy eggs too, yum.

dont all british eggs (i assume also in food in restaurants) would be lion marked and therefore safe?
16/12/2011 at 14:37
I LoVE cheese cake and have eaten it loads its perfectly safe xx as long as all foods are cooked properly i don't worry to much!x Rosemary20uk I also think as long as eggs have the lion they should be perfectly safe I for 1 have never had food poisoning from dippy eggs!