Some people view cheese as an accessory to a meal, something to nibble on between sips of wine or with thin slices of pear. True cheese aficionados know otherwise, recognizing cheese as the main attraction of any meal — if not the entire meal.
This list is for those people who crave cheddar the way others crave chocolate, who have no qualms about Époisses in the morning, who would never sniff at a Limburger, and know their Tomme Da Savoie from their Tom, Dick, and Harry. This is a culinary bucket list for cheese lovers who are willing to travel to sate their cheesy desires.
While Sweden has a moose cheese and Serbia offers donkey cheese (a rumored favorite of tennis star Novak Djokovic), this article focuses primarily on cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheeses—and the heaven-sent people who make and love them.