Cheese Myths

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Andrew Steiner

Andrew Steiner owns Andrew's Cheese Shop in Santa Monica.  According to Andrew, hard cheeses contain a minimal amount of lactose and should be okay for people with lactose intolerance.  Examples of hard cheeses include Parmigiano- Reggiano, Aged Gouda, and Pecorino.  Soft cheeses include Brie and Camembert.

Raw milk cheese means that the milk was not heated more than 100 degrees during processing.  The FDA does not allow raw milk cheeses aged for less than 60 days to be distributed in the U.S.  Pregnant women should avoid cheeses under 60 days old.  Listeria is a bacteria that can sometimes be found in homemade, young, raw milk cheeses.