Pregnant and parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheese is one of the most expensive cheeses in the world, partly due to the long maturation of the cheese. Parmesan is made from raw milk, so some pregnant women prefer not to eat the cheese. Due to the long ripening, however, the cheese contains very little moisture, which means that the cheese has a long shelf life. The Listeria bacteria, which are dangerous for pregnant women, cannot grow in Parmesan cheese. So even though the cheese is made from raw milk, it is safe to eat during pregnancy.
Parmesan during pregnancy
Parmesan cheese is a raw milk hard cheese. Because Listeria cannot grow in Parmesan cheese, this cheese is safe to eat during pregnancy. This applies to both the Parmigiano Reggiano and the Grana Padano.