A year ago, while on a visit to St. Lawrence Market with a friend, I spoke with a lady who was giving out cheese samples. We got to talking and she revealed that she ate an entire wedge of cheese at least once a week. While we were walking out the market doors, my friend turned to me and said "man, that's a ton of cheese!". After attending a recent presentation on Food Addiction given by Dr. Greenblatt, it occurs to me now that she may have been addicted to cheese.
How does that work?
This makes sense when we think about what people's comfort foods usually are: ice cream, cereal with lots of milk, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza with lots of cheese.
As you know, I like to add silver linings to all my posts and something wonderful that I also discovered is that goat's and sheep's dairy do not seem to contain casein. If you love your cheese but worry you could be addicted, might I suggest switching to goat's cheese? It may just end up calming your mind as well as whittling away your waistline.