Cheese is one of those foods that you either love or hate. If you are a big fan of pizza you are probably also quite fond of cheese. On the other hand, if you find it stinky, crumbly, and otherwise disgusting, you are not alone. Cheese has a lot of die-hard fans, but it has quite a few critics as well. This is what complicates any accurate interpretation of a dream of cheese.
To many people, it is an acquired taste. If your dream focuses on the theme of cheese or food that has a lot of cheese check out the post below to get to the bottom of its often complicated and nuanced meaning. Just like with most dreams, context is everything.
The general meaning of cheese in a dream
When you focus on cheese in your dream this is an indication that you are slowly slipping into the grips of negative thinking. It doesn’t matter how optimistic you think yourself to be, pay close attention to your decisions. You will realize that a lot of them are influenced disproportionately by negative thinking.
This leads us to the second general interpretation of cheese. While there are many varieties of cheese that the affluent prefer, for the most part, generic or basic cheese is the food people often associate with struggle.
Your subconscious is picking up signals from the Universe as well as from your day-to-day life that hardship in one form or another is around the corner. With that said, depending on the context, difficulties, challenges, and setbacks are often the price you pay for a golden opportunity.
If you see the opportunity in the middle of all the hassles, hardships, and heartbreaks you might be in for quite a pleasant surprise. You may be just around the corner from a life-changing event.
Notwithstanding this connotation of cheese dream imagery, it can also symbolize deception. It’s one thing to detect lies being told to you by other people, but it’s much harder to pick apart the lies you tell yourself.
If you’re able to overcome all the complexities outlined above that make cheese dream imagery quite complicated and hard to figure out then don’t be surprised if you find yourself in a successful venture. It can be a well-paying new job, or it can be a business that takes your finances to a whole new level. It can also involve a new romantic possibility.
Cheese is one of those foods that shift meaning quite dramatically depending on the context. On the one hand, cheese can symbolize good news. After all, when people celebrate the good things in their lives there’s usually a spread of food with a lot of variety and selection.
There’s usually a cheese spread, this can indicate that times are going well, money is flowing, and you are celebrating the good things life has to offer.
On the other hand, if you see the cheese in your dream and it’s brittle, old, stale, or even at the risk of being eaten by mice, the meaning changes drastically. You’re looking at hard times up ahead and this is quite hard to figure out because you have to overcome your blinders.
People have over-inflated ideas of where their life is headed as well as the quality of their past decisions, so they don’t set themselves up for an honest assessment of how things are panning out.
This is the biggest challenge because you may think things are going well but in reality, you’re not doing all that great. Why? Because you have this inflated opinion of yourself and this can lead to a profound sense of disappointment, which is the final symbolic meaning of cheese.
What does it mean to dream of rotten cheese?
Pay careful attention to the quality of cheese you see in your dream. If it is rotten, or overly stinky to the point that it’s obnoxious, your subconscious mind is telling you that stress and anxiety are bringing out the worst in you.
You end up assuming the worst in people and situations. In your waking life, even though you have this profound sense of pessimism, things turn out quite well.
It’s as if you achieve victory and success despite yourself, but your subconscious is telling you that this can only go on until you reach a point where your worst predictions and negative thinking will catch up to you.
You finally arrive at a point where your negative thinking becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. This in turn impacts your self-esteem. You end up dwelling so much on negative energies and seeing the worst in people that you feel lower than them.
You feel less worthy and even though you project this in terms of judgment on others, at the end of the day you have such a low view of yourself. You can turn things around by simply stopping your negative thinking.
Just take a pause. Breathe deeply, and allow yourself to be thankful for what you have. You will be surprised at how just a little bit of gratitude can give you the perspective you need to get out from under your negative thinking.
What does it mean to see yourself eating cheese in your dream?
If you see yourself eating cheese in your nighttime vision this can indicate upcoming hardship or a realization that you are in the middle of a struggle.
This can take many different forms, it can be the breakdown of your relationship, whatever it may be. Or it might be something that you are looking forward to like a job application or a business deal.
Whatever the case may be, things do not pan out and you feel overwhelmed. You’re the first to blame yourself and before you know it you feel like you’re drowning.
In this type of situation, you have to set your ego aside. You can be a very proud person, you know it deep inside, but you have to set that aside and ask for help. It could be a friend, it could be a clergy member, whoever it may be, ask for help.
What does it mean to see cheese fermenting or curdling?
If you see yourself in your dream making cheese or being around people who are either making cheese or preparing it your subconscious is telling you that you need to be more at peace with the things happening in your life.
There’s an area of your life that you feel that you feel helpless in. It’s as if things are just going so quickly and you’re confused. But the truth is just like when you’re making cheese, there is a process and it is a controlled process, as bacteria work with milk to produce lactic acid, which ends up with great-tasting cheese.
You just have to trust the process and understand that whatever you’re working with initially, no matter how negative, can work out to your advantage. If you have trust in yourself to the point that you can see how things worked out in the past, whatever challenges you’re going through, might turn out to be blessings in disguise.
What does it mean to eat tasty cheese in your dream?
If the focus of your dream is the sense of satisfaction and happiness in your eyes when you eat cheese, your mind is telling you that you have a golden opportunity in front of you.
Now you probably will find this hard to believe especially if you’re going through some sort of struggle. The truth is people only see the diamond in their midst once they know where to look. Before that point, all they see is a pile of coal.
Whatever you’re going through, understand that you are at the cusp, or there’s a high chance that you will get some sort of promotion. Things will change for you in terms of your business, or your job.
The same goes for school. You may think that you’re buried, but it turns out that there are certain processes at play, that if you take advantage of them can lead to a good ending.
The same with your relationships, you might think that an acquaintance is not going anywhere but it might end up in marriage.
The same goes with a personal acquaintance introducing you to certain people which can lead to golden business opportunities.
Whatever the case might be, there is a chance of unexpected windfall. The key here is to permit yourself to receive these blessings from the Universe. it’s hard to give somebody $100 when they don’t have an open palm. Instead, they have a fist because they’re so angry at the world or they’re so hellbent on hanging on to whatever they have.
Try as hard as the Universe might, it cannot open your hand to give you the blessing it wants to give you. So open your mind and treat it like a wallet that you open, so that you can receive the inheritance, lottery winnings, lawsuit settlements, or some other form of windfall.
What does it mean to see yourself grating cheese?
If you are dreaming about grating cheese be very careful. This is your subconscious telling you that people are trying to trick you through flattery. there are lots of people around you who look like friends.
They might even look like people who are encouraging you, but in reality, they are feeding you misleading emotional or misleading information either on an emotional level or something else. Whatever the case may be, be on the lookout for inconsistencies.
Choose people who get close to you very carefully. There is some sort of competition. this doesn’t have to be in a workplace setting, it can be an emotional competition. Whatever the case may be, be on the lookout for knives in whatever form they take.
What does it mean to see yourself cutting cheese?
If you are cutting cheese on a cheese board or some other wooden board with a butter knife this can indicate that there is some sort of big deal about to happen in your life.
Even if you’re not into business, somebody is going to open a door or connect you somehow and you need to be ready. This is why it’s really important to permit yourself to receive the Universe’s blessings.
If you automatically assume that the best has been taken and all that you’re left with are crumbs then you deserve the little that you get. When you open your eyes to the possibility of being blessed, you start seeing opportunities, and when you can spot opportunities, you will be able to take advantage of them. That’s how it works, you can’t arrive at a place that you refuse to see. It’s that simple.
Know your inner circle
Cheese dreams encourage you to know who your inner circle is. A lot of people automatically assume that their friends have their best interests in mind. This is too much of an assumption to make.
The same goes for relatives. Just because they have the same blood flowing through their veins as you doesn’t mean that you are a top priority for them. In many cases, if they’re completely honest you’re an afterthought.
So you have to know who your inner circle is. These are people that you can lean on for encouragement. These are people that you won’t hesitate to help with at a minute’s notice. Be completely honest. Your inner circle is very small. Start there.
There are bigger fish to fry.
The great thing about eating cheese is that it goes with pretty much anything. Except maybe rice. Since it is everywhere, it’s easy to take it for granted. You have to keep this in mind because when you focus so much on what’s stressing you now you quickly lose sight of more important things.
Your priorities go out the window. Understand that just because something seems so ubiquitous or ever-present, doesn’t mean it should be a priority. Just like cheese when it comes to your meal choices.
You have to focus on what you truly want. You have to go back to the values that you want to prioritize. And in this context, there are bigger fish to fry.
Acknowledge your failures but don’t let them define you
A lot of people are deathly afraid of failing. And it’s easy to see why because you put in all this time, effort, and energy only to end up with nothing.
You end up beating yourself up because you made the wrong choice and you compare yourself to your friends who made the right choices and you feel crumby. I understand that. that’s a very human and almost automatic reaction.
The truth is, failure is the best teacher because if you are successful there are many factors behind your success and it’s hard to put your finger on what accounted for your victory.
When you fail it’s very easy to see which decision, which choice, which calculation, and which move, lead to the unfortunate result. Instead of running away from failure treat it as a teacher. A lot of successful people resolve to fail quickly.
Every single day they’re faced with many different opportunities so they come up with small tests for those opportunities and they zip through them very quickly. By doing this they figure out the ones that have a better chance of succeeding and they build on those.
You should do the same. Don’t be afraid of mistakes and do not let them define you.
Build a system for learning from mistakes
As I mentioned above, many successful people resolve to fail quickly. They’re not running away from failure and possible pain and discomfort instead they build a system for failing quickly.
This way they learn what they need to learn and move on. So should you. Of course, your particular approach should mirror your set of circumstances. At the end of the day, you should learn from your mistakes.
Failure is the highway to success
The problem with cheese imagery for a lot of people is that they think that in a certain context that it’s some sort of judgment against their value as human beings.
When somebody says you’re cheesy they’re not exactly praising you are they? It’s too tempting to define ourselves based on our shortcomings, but the truth is, that failure is the highway to success.
You have to go through it because that’s how you grow. That’s how you figure out your shortcomings and that’s also how you figure out how to overcome your shortcomings. It’s a necessary process that builds you up, not just intellectually but emotionally and spiritually as well.
Don’t step away from it. Dive in, but with your eyes open. And be ready to remember.
Always be ready to step back when it gets too crazy
With everything said above, it’s tempting to get all pumped up and dive in with both feet. Believe me, I understand. Be mindful that there will be a point where it just seems too much. Know your limits and pace yourself.
Before you know it you will be able to get out of life what you feel you deserve. If you just jump in and get in way over your head then it will easily become overwhelming and your life will be filled with self-fulfilling prophecies.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.