Should penicillin-allergic people avoid blue cheese?

  • 2 Replies
  • 9325 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline chris

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 5424
  • The Naked Scientist
    • View Profile
    • The Naked Scientists
Many cheeses are flavoured through the colonisation of the cheese with penicillium species moulds. So should someone with a penicillin allergy avoid eating them?
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception - Groucho Marx

*

Offline chiralSPO

  • Global Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • 1932
    • View Profile
Re: Should penicillin-allergic people avoid blue cheese?
« Reply #1 on: 23/05/2014 12:17:20 »
I am allergic to penicillin, but have never had a problem with blue cheese (and I eat lots of it!) I have found that I am somewhat sensitive to the fungus that grows on some brie cheeses (eating too much can make my throat feel scratchy), but if I avoid the rind I often don't even notice it.

*

Offline yellowcat

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • 38
    • View Profile
Re: Should penicillin-allergic people avoid blue cheese?
« Reply #2 on: 05/06/2014 17:07:46 »
I am allergic to penicillin, the only cheese I have had any bad reaction to is Dolcelatte, that brings be out in painfully itchy eczema.