By Cheese Possessed. I like to think that I love cheese, but the people featured in Dana Bowen's article for the New York Times Dining & Wine section feel so strongly about cheese that their passion for it is a major shaping force in their lives: "They treat good cheese stores like temples. They visit cheese makers. They take classes in cheese appreciation, cheese making and affinage, the art of maturing cheese, which some practice at home. They seek out unusual, even illegal cheeses." Some of them have walked away from their previous careers to focus on cheese!
Two of the major houses of worship in New York City are Murray's Cheese Shop and Artisanal Cheese, make sure to pay your respects! And if you'd like to read more about cheese on a daily basis, there is naturally a blog for people like you: The Cheese Diaries.