There Is A Bible For Cheese Lovers And It's Split Into Old And New Testaments

Who doesn't love cheese? Vegetarians looking into veganism tend not to go fully vegan because of cheese. And cheese is legitimately addictive for a few reasons. The casein protein found in cheese breaks down into casomorphins, which ping the same dopamine centers in your brain that a hit of an opiate would, and triggers feelings of pleasure and reward. So, the more you eat it, the more you want it. 

It could also be an evolutionary thing to ensure babies keep drinking milk. The fat content of cheese could also mean that you crave the salty, gooey creaminess of a nice wheel of brie. Endorphins released when we eat delicious things also trigger our brains to crave more cheese, so we keep eating cheese (via Healthline). Besides being delicious, a cheese board is an easy appetizer to throw together, plus it's on-trend and sexy. But no one really expects cheese to be sexy. It's dairy, which, let's face it, has some rather unsexy side effects for about 68% of the world's population (via NIH). But that doesn't stop the unlucky from indulging and enjoying cheese.

Luckily, there's a book out there for the cheese-obsessed, and it's the perfect gift for any friend or family member this holiday season.

It's a book for the cheese neophyte and expert alike

If your Secret Santa is a cheese fanatic, you can buy "Cheese Sex Death: A Bible for the Cheese Obsessed" and become their new favorite coworker or friend. Written by the former cheesemonger behind the blog Cheese Sex Death, Erika Kubick, it's meant for anyone cheese-obsessed. Kubick, "in true preacher style," wants you to love cheese as much as she does, and designed the book around the idea of the Bible. And like the book itself, it's split into old and new testaments.

In the first half of the book, Kubick talks about how humans discovered cheese and the cheesemaking process for different types of cheese (there are a lot). She reserved the second half of the book for everything you need to know about how to buy and consume cheese – from storing, serving, cooking, and pairing. She includes her favorite cheese recipes and pairings, all accompanied by gorgeous photographs of cheese in all its many shapes and sizes (via Cheese Sex Death). 

It doesn't matter if you're looking to learn more about cheese or are looking for tips on how to serve, pair, and eat certain cheeses; the book is meant for you. You can order the book from all the places you get your books from.