Hard Cheese and Chicken


According to Halacha, Jews should wait at least 1 hour (according to some ashkenazi Poskim) or 6 hours (according to most Sephardic poskim) after eating Hard cheese before eating meat. Since chicken mixed with dairy is only forbidden Derabbanan, may they eat it before their usual waiting period is over after eating hard cheese (so long as they have cleaned their mouth first)?



  1. Firstly, please allow me to point out that the only community that has the custom to wait only one hour between meat and milk, or hard cheese and meat, is the Dutch community. And even among them it is only those who trace their roots to Holland through several generations.

    In all events, no difference is made between chicken and meat with regards to waiting after hard cheese.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team