I had salad with dressing that contained feta cheese and I just find out cheeses, cold deli meats, sushi and everything else while pregnant. Jan 4, I've happily been chomping away on the old feta cheese and someone else I know who is pregnant told me today that it's not safe whilst. A: As long as your feta is made from pasteurized milk, feel free to eat as many Greek salads as you like. The concern is a condition called listeriosis, a bacterial . 1ST TRIMESTER SYMPTOMS Jun 13, If you're pregnant, your doctor probably told you to avoid certain risky foods that put you at risk for bacterial infection with listeria, including feta. The main risk of eating feta cheese, or any soft cheese during pregnancy, is that it can contain a harmful type of bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes that can. And I know that there are some cheeses that pregnant women shouldn't eat. When made from pasteurized milk, most soft cheeses are considered safe to eat .