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What would you do with a cheese hater?


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What would you do with a cheese hater?

NicoleFriedman | Dec 7, 2010 09:11 AM

My husband. my family and friends all find my hatred of cheese to be very amusing for some strange reason. I've made my aversion to the cheeses of the world known before on these boards, but just to be clear...

1. I do not have a cheese phobia. If you put cheese in my face I will only run for cover because of the smell, not because I think it will eat me. (Unlike my dad, who actually has screamed for his life when a hapless bus boy tried to sprinkle parmesan on his veal).

2. Yes, I know there is a cornucopia of cheese and that not all cheeses taste or smell the same.I find it odd that whenever I mention how I hate cheese, someone always feels that I just haven't found the "right cheese". I'm not going to list all of the cheeses I have tasted over my lifetime, but I can guarantee that I have covered the gamut; soft, medium, hard, stinky to the innocuous... yes, even fresh mozzarella I cannot choke down. The one exception: ricotta cheesecake, IF there is enough sugar (to cover up any remaining cheese taste).

3. I do not deny my husband or my friends their right to enjoy cheese, even stinky cheese in front of me. Just don't kiss me until you brush your teeth!! :}

What would YOU do if your loved one hated cheese? Would you torture them by eating gorgonzola every meal? Would you find it amusing? Or would you be frustrated that you can't share your famous lasagna and keep trying to convert the cheese hater?

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