I have been. It's organic, it's local, it tastes SO GREAT. I feel pretty comfortable with the brand and am willing to take the risk, which I feel must be no more than my risk of eating lettuce at any local restaurant, you know?
It's whatever brand they sell at our natural food co-op. It's not local - still from CA, but not local. It says on the package they've been manufacturing natural cheese since 1921. I guess they're trustworthy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">. I've been fine so far - I just realized today that it might be on their "do not eat" list.
I think as long as yu know and trust the source, it is fine. I am still eating raw cheese and milk and I think it tastes great and I feel great as well. I do think that knowing the source is important.<br><br>
And that it is important for the other food you eat as well. Go local.