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Great Expectations


One pleasure you don't need to deny yourself when you're expecting is cheese, and our pregnancy-friendly selection has been created with careful reference to the NHS guidelines

Our mellow Cornish Yarg, drop-dead fantastic Bath Blue and subtle herb-and-garlic flavoured Vulscombe amount to a perfect trio. Adding toasted hazelnut oat biscuits and a classic chutney makes for a self-conained mini-feast. It's your chance to delight any cheese-loving mum-to-be, knowing we've screened out anything unsuitable.

To read what the NHS has to say about cheese during pregnancy, go here, or for more detail see our 'about' page below.

Conains at least 600g of pasteurised cheese: all cheeses are vegetarian.

Stag's Savoury Selection
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(Pear) Hillside's Fruits for Cheese
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Opinel No.8 Pocket Knife
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Gran Luchito Chipotle Chilli Honey
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Godminster Heart Godminster Heart
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Ford Farm Cave Aged Cheddar Ford Farm Cave Aged Cheddar
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Cornish Gouda Cornish Gouda
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Dartmoor Chilli Dartmoor Chilli
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The NHS advice on eating cheese while pregnant is quite easy to sum up:

  • DON'T eat any soft 'mould-ripened' cheeses. This means the brie-camembert family (and would also include goats cheeses like Gevrik, Capricorn, White Nancy, ewes' milk ones like Litte Ryding etc). Basically: anything with that type of downy white rind.
  • DON'T eat soft blue cheeses.
  • DON'T eat soft unpasteurised cheeses.

Everything else is fine - i.e all hard cheeses, including blue and/or unpasteurised ones. Our selection consists of:

  • Yarg, a hard cheese (ok);
  • Bath Blue, a stilton-style hard cheese (ok), and
  • Vulscombe, a rindless soft goats' cheese (ok).

To read the NHS advice for yourself (a good idea), go here.