Is it safe for pregnant women to eat Tillamook Cheese?
Yes, Tillamook Cheese is safe for pregnant women (and their little “Baby Loaf”!) to eat. Many pregnant women are concerned that eating cheese will result in infection caused by the microorganism Listeria monocytogenes, which is uncontrolled in raw milk cheeses and can grow to infection-causing levels. Tillamook Cheese isn’t made with raw milk, and both pasteurization and the heat-shock process destroy this microorganism.