Cheese gets a grown-up, high-class makeover
Implications - Cheese, a luxurious indulgence, is being illuminated as a food on the front lines of the foodie movement. Exotic, artisan cheeses with unique flavors, backstories and presentations are piquing interest. Cheeses, like wine, have come to symbolize prestige and are therefore becoming more coveted by the mainstream consumer. There are even now certifications that cheese lovers to take to become a certified "cheese sommelier."