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Allergic to only some specific cheese products?

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  • Allergic to only some specific cheese products?

    I have noticed I get an allergic reaction (throat starts feeling itchy) from some specific cheese products. For example Appenzeller extra and aged Emmental seem to give me a bad reaction. Afaik I'm not allergic to dairy but I do have egg allergy, though I'm not sure if it plays any role in this. Any idea what could cause this allergy?

  • #2
    Cheeses tend to have specific bacteria and mould strains that give them their distinctive tastes. Could be that you're sensitive to one of those?
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    • #3
      I would also suggest some sort of mould or a higher concentration of casein perhaps. Emmenthal is quite a dense cheese, might well be concentrated ie more milk used per oz.