A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine dives into why certain foods are more addictive than others. 

It turns out cheese happens to be highly addictive because it contains casein, a protein found in dairy products.

The casein "breaks apart during during digestion to release a whole host of opiates called casomorphins".

And casomorphins "...really play with the dopamine receptors and trigger that addictive element," Cameron Wells told Mic.

In pedestrian terms, it's crack.

And it's not your fault that you're addicted to delicious, wonderful cheese.

Because even scientists say that cheese is "dairy crack."

Just enjoy your cheese responsibly. 

h/t: Mic