Causer of bad dreams and spare tyres, cheese has been out of favour with health nuts for some time.
But gratefully received and no doubt entirely reliable new research suggests the delicious dairy can actually lower your chance of heart disease.
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal recently said the saturated fats in cheese may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and a professor of nutrition at Copenhagen University has suggested cheese could fight off cardiovascular diseases.
This follows a report by the British Medical Journal earlier this month that butter may be no worse for you than 'healthier' margarine spreads and not increase the risk of heart disease.
Looks like the dairy bashing times may be coming to an end. Great news if you're bored of being judged for your fondue parties.