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melting pot??

I posted this on first trimester, but I realized I'll be moving on this week to the 2nd trimester- finally!! I am going to the melting pot this weekend and I was wondering if I could eat their cheese? It has some beer in it and I'm not sure how long it takes for alcohol to cook off? Any suggestions?

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    Personally, I'd eat the cheese.  Even if all of the alcohol isn't cooked out, you won't be consuming enough to do any harm (especially since you'll be out of the first trimester.)  But I'm more lax than a lot of people when it comes to the "don'ts" of pregnancy.

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    I looked around on Google.  What I found says they use alcohol in cheese fondue to keep the cheese from curdling & that it does not all cook off.  But, it didn't say anywhere how much is left in it & if it'd be bad to have it while pregnant. 

    Might have to use your own judgement on this one or call the restaurant & see if they have any without alcohol

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    imo, there is absolutely no reason why you couldn't have it.  They put one beer in a vat of cheddar, you're not going to eat the shole thing and it's cooking.  True that it probably won't all cook off, but beer is low alcohol to begin with relatively speaking (as opposed to cooking with vodka, wine, etc - and I still do that too!).

    You eat it so slowly and will have so much food being ingested at the same time - I personally think there's no harm. 

    That all said, they have a liquor license and I bet if you asked them to use non-alcoholic beer they would.  I'm sure they've had this issue come up before.

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    I would eat it.

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    Yes.

    Enjoy your dinner.

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    You should be find as long as it's not one of the "forbidden" cheese (soft imported cheese aged fewer than 60 days).  I wouldn't worry about the alcohol.  You're actually OK even having a whole glass of beer (as long as you don't do it in excess) so whatever is in the cheese shouldn't be a problem. I'd be more careful about listeria than alcohol. Enjoy, I loooooooooove the Melting Pot!!!
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    Actually, in TN at least restaurants aren't allowed to serve cheese that isn't pasteurized.

    I would assume this is true in most states.

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    This is our fave restaurant. There really isn't enough beer to be concerned and not all the cheeses use beer as a base. 
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    You should be fine! I was there a few weeks ago and asked the same question.
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    image.Ginger.:

    Actually, in TN at least restaurants aren't allowed to serve cheese that isn't pasteurized.

    I would assume this is true in most states.

    Well there you go, that's reassuring!! Bon apetit!!! Big Smile

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    Eat the cheese.

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    imageStrawberryAlarmClock:
    image.Ginger.:

    Actually, in TN at least restaurants aren't allowed to serve cheese that isn't pasteurized.

    I would assume this is true in most states.

    Well there you go, that's reassuring!! Bon apetit!!! Big Smile

    Yum Yum.

    From what I"m reading online, it's an FDA regulation, but I can't find it on the FDA's website.

    If you're concerned, ask before ordering if any of the cheeses used are unpasteurized.

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    imageMrs.Syntax:

    Personally, I'd eat the cheese.  Even if all of the alcohol isn't cooked out, you won't be consuming enough to do any harm (especially since you'll be out of the first trimester.)  But I'm more lax than a lot of people when it comes to the "don'ts" of pregnancy.

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    Eating their cheese is just fine
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    Cooked/baked alcohol will not affect you or the baby.
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    I went for a fundraiser pretty early on in my pregnancy and asked my doctor before I went and he said it was fine. I did stay away from the stuff with alcohol and the bree.
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    Eat it. It's delicious.
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    eat the cheese!
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    Cryingsure sure rub it in the nearest one is over 4 hours away
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    Sorry about that:) I can't wait! Thanks ladies!
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    LOL - even if the cheese isn't pasteurized, it's cooked!  There is no listeria in there.

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    Cryingsure sure rub it in the nearest one is over 4 hours away

    I've never heard of this before, but it sounds so good. I'm jealous.

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    imageMrs.Syntax:

    Personally, I'd eat the cheese.  Even if all of the alcohol isn't cooked out, you won't be consuming enough to do any harm (especially since you'll be out of the first trimester.)  But I'm more lax than a lot of people when it comes to the "don'ts" of pregnancy.

    I'd eat the cheese too!

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    Melting Pot is delicious! I'm jealous!
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    We went to Melting Pot for my birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I had the cheese and was fine.  I did ask about the amount of alcohol from the beer left and if the cheese was pasteurized.  They said they'd never had a problem.  Of course, it would take a lot for me to say "No" to their cheese!
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