If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you probably have guessed that I love smiling quite a bit, I mean it is my go to expression really and it almost always reflects my mood. What you may not know is that though I may say ” Cheese” a lot, I strongly DISLIKE cheese and eat it well, almost NEVER.
Cheese has been my least favorite food since Sixth grade. It all happened on Pizza day, I had waited in the cafeteria’s long line for cheese pizza but a few bites later, I was regretting my decision over the toilet bowl in the girls restroom.
I’m sure you cheese lovers may be feeling sorry for me by now. You’re probably thinking about all the wonderful cheeses I must have missed while living in Italy but be of good cheer because I did not know what I was missing. Well, that is until now.
I visited a restaurant this past weekend and ordered a cheese-less chicken and veggie pizza. I ate it, liked it and took the leftovers home. After warming the remaining pizza the following day, I realized it was extra gooey… I felt a bit puzzled because it looked like cheese but OFCOURSE it could not be cheese, Eww I hate cheese!
The waitress assured me last night that a cream sauce had been put on the pizza but just to make sure, I had my cheese-loving brother in law try it. To my astonishment he confirmed that the supposed cream sauce was in fact mozzarella cheese! I was shocked for a moment but eating the rest of the yummy pizza seemed to calm me down.
I thought for years that my stomach had an intolerance to cheese and I would tell everyone about my 6th grade experience but now I wonder if the cafeteria pizza was just bad or my stomach has rid itself of this slight allergy over time.
Either way, this is HUGE because I have a certain chef in my life that supposedly makes the most incredible Pizza Margherita in 30 miles and I get to try it for the first time!
All thanks to the waitress at the restaurant, you’ve broaden my food horizon Meghan!
Do you have a similar past experience that you can’t shake? What is something you may need to try again? Do share!