The secret to succeeding in any profession is passion. Yes, some natural talent is always preferred, but in some cases obsessions drive hobbyists to level up.
Here are three examples of food fanatics who turned pro.
1. Christian Hansen
Blue Ridge Creamery Travelers Rest, South Carolina
“I was pretty miserable in the corporate world and had this notion to start a hobby farm, and make the land pay for itself by making cheese, which I practiced at home for 10 years and had fallen in love with. Cheese is the OG survival food, along with smoking and salting; the craft is so old. When I got laid off from the software company that I was with at the time, I decided it was time to either try or quit talking about it. I cashed out my 401K and started … Read the rest