As above, the same goes for soft cheese! Brie at Christmas, anyone? I mean, come on – Brie, bacon & cranberry paninis are like Christmas gold dust, right?! The issue with soft cheese is similar to that of undercooked meat and pate. Soft cheese is made with unpasteurised milk, usually, and it is the pasteurisation process that (mostly) removes harmful bacteria. This is not to say that all soft cheese will make you sick, or definitely houses bad bacteria. Think about it. When was the last time soft cheese made you ill? If it was recently, you have my heartfelt sympathy. If like me, you’ve never gotten ill from eating soft cheese then you may well see my point.