A wise woman once said, "Oozing brie, gooey camembert and spoonfuls of melted gruyere are the very essence of life".
OK, she might not have actually said that but there's little doubt that good cheese makes the world go round. Indeed, our lives would be a very sad place without a gloopy mouthful of Vacherin to keep us going now and again.
In celebration of all things fromage, we've put together a selection of the most mouthwatering and indulgent cheese creations out there right now.
So come loosen the top button of your jeans as you take a look through these insanely moreish recipes, from crusty bread rolls filled with melted Jarlsberg to light, crumbly Mozzarella empanadas and a sourdough baguette heaped with creamy burrata.