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An Affair (with Cheese) to Remember — 35 Comments

  1. I’m always amazed by how much we have in common. (you’d think I’d stop being shocked by now) But yes, as a child, I loaded my plate with crackers, and skipped over the nasty cheese. I didn’t get the awesome experience of French cheese to turn my taste buds (sooo jealous!) but turned they were in my adulthood.

    Also, I’d never heard of a cheese course before. Brilliant.
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  2. I was also a picky eater as a kid, ok, I’m still picky in a way, but I don’t think I ever cared too much about cheese until my mother made a new recipe for au gratin potatoes with Gruyère instead of whatever she had used in the past. Heaven. I eat entirely way too much of it when I make it now. Good thing it’s expensive or I’d have it much more often than is good for me.
    Ellen recently posted…Kiss OffMy Profile

  3. Yes food pallets do change as we get older – I disliked mushrooms as a kid – then they were OK if they were cooked – now raw too

  4. I love this because I love cheese, and at the moment I’ve given it up (waistline issues) and have LOVED living vicariously through your post.

    And that ‘smile and eat the food your foreign host has given you’ thing? That’s how I ended up with a curried baby octopus staring at me from the end of my fork. With all heads around the table watching me – what else could be done? I ate that sucker up XD
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  5. Seriously, I am so not sure I could live without cheese myself. Recently, we tried goat cheese. I had a bit of just with the name, but like you once I tasted it I opened a whole new world for yet another cheese love!! Thank you for linking up with us and really loved your cheese story!! 🙂
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  6. I love this so much! My favorite parts were the urine-scented brussel sprouts and proscuitto- the culinary gift from God himself! So funny! And what a great story- I can’t believe you discovered you loved cheese in France! (I almost started my “turning point” post with …when I learned you could order extra candy on your Blizzard at Dairy Queen!)
    Thanks for linking up with us!
    Stephanie @ Mommy, for real. recently posted…Mommy’s LawMy Profile

  7. I love cheese too, but probably not as much as a friend from book club who, when she got engaged, her husband put her ring in a block of cheese for her to discover while she was biting into it. No kidding! And they love cheese so much, that they both quit their jobs as lawyers and are now making cheese in Bodega Bay.
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  8. YES! Finally someone giving food the attention it deserves. What a KICK ASS turning point! I love it. My life revolves around food (or at least it does to some degree now that…) and I’ve had a few foods like that, that I wouldn’t touch, including cheese, and fortunately or unfortunately as I grow older the list of what I will tolerate or enjoy only grows longer. Great post, Natalie.
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  9. I should use your mom’s rule on my husband. He is so picky.

    And how could you not like cheese? And jelly? (But not together).

    Do you know how great cubes of cheese are when they’re dipped in different kinds of dip? It’s heaven. Pure heaven.

    I love that you cried on the way back from France. LOVE IT! I feel the same way about cheese.
    Lisa Newlin recently posted…Lisa Newlin’s Secrets to a Happy MarriageMy Profile

  10. Oh yes, I’m with you there on the low quality coffee….I’ll rather have water or nothing, thanks. I could never give up cheese. In fact, we have feta with just about every meal, and regularly stock up on goat’s cheese, cheddar and mozzarella. I didn’t like brie cheese or any of those other weird kinds before, but I’m slowly beginning to expand my cheese palate too!
    Melanie Chisnall recently posted…Creamy Banana Pudding: My Latest Healthy Snack AddictionMy Profile

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