Well, I was going to do a post about how Buttercup still isn't a cheese fan, but she has been won over at long last. I have periodically offered little cubes of cheese to Buttercup along with her usual fruits, veggies, chicken and fish, but she usually made a face similar to the one shown here. Not long ago I threw some cheese into her afternoon snack of dried fruit and...she ate it! Voila - suddenly she's a cheese girl! She has eaten cubes of cheddar and mozzarella, cheese shreds (cheddar), kefir cheese, string cheese, and of course we've continued giving her cheese mixed into entrées. It's a great way to increase her calcium intake now that she's over one, especially because she's not consistently excited about cow's milk yet. And, in case you're interested I am still breastfeeding Buttercup 3+ times a day.
I don't know what her original hangup with cheese was, but it was definitely an acquired taste for Buttercup. Persistence ended up paying off in the end, though.
PROS: good source of calcium and fat
CONS: an acquired taste for some babies