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This Woman Is So Scared Of Cheese It Actually Makes Her Cry

Melissa North can't walk past the supermarket cheese counter in case she bursts into tears.

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Look at poor Melissa North, 22, from Kent.

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She suffers from turophobia: an irrational fear of cheese. This is a real thing. She's told the Daily Mail that she panics when she sees cheese piled high in the supermarket.

Repeat: this is a real thing. Look at the fear in her eyes.

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Apparently it wasn't helped by a school incident in which some classmates threw cream cheese at her face.

My boyfriend is always making fun of me. He will chase me around the house with a block of cheese in his hand but I just go into a state of panic.I just have to lock myself in the bathroom until he gets bored. He is supportive of me but it's hard to explain how much I hate it.

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