12. You have a messianic complex
"We used to describe cheesemaking like being a god, but blind and dumb," says Kehler. Now thanks to advances in technology, producers are learning more and more about the microbiology of cheesemaking -- and how much power they have. "Until the last couple of years, making cheese was like magic," Kehler says. "You start with milk, you add some foo foo dust, you make cheese.” Ah, yes, delicious foo foo dust.
13. You can live Jurassic Park fantasies
Cheese makers can run milk or cheese through a DNA sequencer and find out exactly what genes are present. No one is, uh, exactly sure how to put the information to use yet -- "so we're not blind, but we're still dumb," Kehler says -- but it's a shiny new weapon in the arsenal.