While headlines on the addictive properties of cheese are probably overblown, there’s no arguing that cheese, like love, can spur irrational behavior. And if you’re a cheese lover, you know that good cheese is worth dropping everything for.
Luckily, we’ve rounded up ten destination restaurants around the world that are more than enough cheesy inspiration to plan a trip around — from sake and cheese pairings in Australia to a hidden pasta spot inside Rome’s best latteria.
Bonus: several of these are connected to a cheese shop, so you can both eat cheese on site and buy some to enjoy at home. (Pssst…if you’re taking cheese on a plane, see if they’ll vacuum seal it for you, and remember that harder cheeses are best — lower moisture content means they’re sturdier for travel).
Read on for 10 cheese-centric restaurants around the world that every cheese-lover should start packing their bags to visit.