Originally Posted by Viola
I'm sure everyone thinks this about other people, but we can't really say this with any certainty. You just don't know what other people's experiences and tolerances are.
I grew up in a family where cheese was served at every meal.
We had a family tradition of going every week to a gourmet cheese shop and trying whatever was new and exciting.
The big traditional special family meals for my house weren't turkey and ham but fondue and raclette. Some of my most treasured food memories revolve around cheese.
What I'm trying to say is that I'm a serious foodie who once loved cheese with a passion, and never thought I could give it up, but I challenged myself to eliminate dairy for 8 weeks and at the end of that, I didn't want or crave it anymore.
Giving up meat was easy for me, it wasn't a sacrifice at all. I thought cheese was something that was too essential to my life to live without, and I was wrong.
Sure, if someone has a ton of allerigies and intolerances, it might be more of a challenge, but if we're just talking a basic love of good food, then I think I can speak authoritatively.