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St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 14:15
by Kitcameron
Does anyone know if St Agur blue cheese is permissible or not? I've been living on it and crackers over Christmas thinking "well it's harder than some blue cheeses and it says pasteurized' but does pasteurisation count with blue cheese? Not to worry if not but I suppose I'd better stop eating it if it's banned. It was the hardest of the varieties of St Agur I've seen, not the Delice version.

Re: St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 16:15
by blackberrycrimble
http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/are-hard-ch ... aspx#close

Officially, I think not allowed (it is the mould ripening that is the problem, that would happen after pasteurisation). But personally I would probably take the (tiny) risk.

Re: St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 16:18
by TPM
I'm right there with bbc. It's technically a no but I would eat it too!

Re: St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 17:18
by Toasty Crumpet
I'd have said no but then eaten it anyway. Risk is relative. I've had a couple of Brie cravings this pregnancy and have earned more of it than usual. Mmmmm, now I'm thinking I'd like some st agur...

Re: St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 18:02
by mamapup
Stilton is.fine. I've been living on it. Yum. Not sure what st agur.is.in terms of its generic type...

Re: St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 18:12
by Kitcameron
Maybe I'll just buy Stilton instead. St Agur is just more spreadable lol.

Thanks everyone.

Re: St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 18:14
by qbm
It's the moisture content that matters. Even unpasteurised stilton is fine as it's too dry for listeria! Now all you need to do is find out the moisture content of St Agur and compare it to that of stilton...

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I'm with everyone else though. I wouldn't worry!

Re: St Agur???

PostPosted: 30 Dec 2013, 18:18
by Kitcameron
I'd say it's quite moist lol.