I have always known it, but now I have a word for it- Turophile. I love cheese and I consider myself a cheese connoisseur. I defiantly fancy cheese..... Oh yes! I love the tartness of swiss, the delectable firm texture of sliced cheddar cheese on a crispy cracker- I put cheese on everything. Growing up every time I went out to eat I wouldn't even have to look at the menu, it would always be a Grilled Cheese. . . Cheese, cheese, cheese, please, please, please.
The reason I am letting you know of one of my greatest downfalls is that I am going to be in a new country, with an entirely different language, and I discovered I don't know how to say cheese in Greek. I am going to teach myself only a few words before arrival, and cheese is one of them.
:::TEEREE or TEARY:::
This is how you would pronounce cheese in Greek. If all else fails and the food isn't appealing to my taste I will just mutter "TEEREE!" And I know I will be satisfied!
Yes, it's true I just dedicated a whole blog to cheese.
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Turophile: (toor'-oh-file, tyoor'-oh-file) n. a connoisseur of cheese; a cheese fancier. [from Greek tyros "cheese" + philos "loving."]