Strong or aged cheeses, such as aged cheddar, Swiss and parmesan; blue cheeses such as Stilton and Gorgonzola; and Camembert. Cheeses made from pasteurized milk — such as American cheese, cottage cheese, ricotta, farmer cheese and cream cheese — are less likely to contain high levels of tyramine.
Cured meats, which are meats treated with salt and nitrate or nitrite, such as dry-type summer sausages, pepperoni and salami.
Smoked or processed meats, such as hot dogs, bologna, bacon, corned beef or smoked fish.
Pickled or fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, kimchee, caviar, tofu or pickles.
Sauces, such as soy sauce, shrimp sauce, fish sauce, miso and teriyaki sauce.
Soybeans and soybean products
Snow peas, broad beans (fava beans) and their pods.
Dried or overripe fruits, such as raisins or prunes, or overripe bananas or avocados.
Meat tenderizers or meat prepared with tenderizers.
Yeast-extract spreads, such as Marmite, brewer’s yeast or sour dough bread.
Alcoholic beverages, such as beer — especially tap or homebrewed beer — red wine, sherry and liqueurs.
Combination foods that contain any of the above ingredients.
Improperly stored foods or spoiled foods. While you’re taking an MAOI, your doctor may recommend eating only fresh foods — not leftovers or foods past their freshness dates.