So, as is obvious to anyone who's eaten the stuff, cheese isn't actually crack. Which begs the question: why should you care?
How to live with cheese
You should care because, as with any substance (controlled or otherwise), the dose makes the poison. The USDA still recommends dairy as part of the MyPlate program, which replaced the Food Pyramid you grew up with. While it’s not like eating cheese will destroy your life on the order of hard drugs, MyPlate suggests a measly ounce and a half per day of the good stuff. So the fact that cheese has addictive qualities becomes problematic, given those high salt and fat levels; too much of either (or both) can cause health problems down the line.
But don’t sweat it if you occasionally binge. You’re now armed with the knowledge that it’s not your fault if you struggle with excess cheese consumption. You have a sickness. You’re a cheese addict.
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Anthony Schneck is the health editor at Thrillist and has been cheese free for  day. Follow him: @AnthonySchneck.