1) As bread dough contains yeast which in result also produces alcohol, but when baked at high temperature, the alcohol vaporises. So is bread halal?
2) Also are all cheeses halaal,
like cheddar and mozzarella? If not what ingredient to check when buying cheese?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Bread made with yeast is halal, provided that the bread or yeast does not contain other ingredients that are haram.
As for cheese, generally, the issue is only with the rennet used in it. If the rennet is from non-animal source, then the cheese will be halal. If the rennet is from animal source, then it depends on the animal that the rennet was extracted from:
animal from which the rennet was extracted is of the type whose meat cannot be
eaten from Shariah perspective – such as pigs – then the cheese
will be haram.
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>If the animal from which the rennet was extracted is of the type whose meat can be eaten from Shariah perspective – such as cows, goats, sheep – then the cheese will be halal. This is regardless of whether or not that animal was slaughtered according to the requirements of the Shariah.
Hence, one should ascertain from the manufacturer the source of the rennet used in the cheese.
And Allah Ta'ala knows best
Mufti Faizal Riza
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