Cheese Is a Common Migraine Trigger
Aged cheeses, including parmesan, cheddar, blue cheese, and feta, contain tyramine, a migraine-causing chemical. Tyramine is also found in alcoholic drinks (especially red wine), processed meats such as pepperoni, sourdough bread, and soy sauce.
You might also reduce migraine severity and frequency by reducing your intake of other trigger foods, including chocolate, citrus fruits, avocados, bananas, and caffeinated drinks. Some researchers believe that diet may be responsible for up to 30 percent of migraine headaches.