Cheese

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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. ~ G. K. Chesterton

Cheese is a dairy product derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During production, the milk is usually acidified, and adding the enzyme rennet causes coagulation. The solids are separated and pressed into final form.

Quotes[edit]

  • A poet's hope: to be,
    like some valley cheese,
    local, but prized elsewhere.
  • Un dessert sans fromage est une belle à qui il manqu un œil.
    • Translation: A desert without cheese is like a beautiful woman missing an eye.
    • Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du goût (1834), Aphorismes XIV, p. 16
  • A farmer's daughter hath soft brown hair;
    (Butter and eggs and a pound of cheese)
    And I met with a ballad, I can't say where,
    Which wholly consisted of lines like these.
  • Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
  • Cheese is the celebration of milk when it goes 'off' big-time-stylee.
  • On ne peut pas rassembler les Françis que sous le coup de la peur. On ne peut pas rassembler à froid un pays qui compte 265 spécialités de fromages.
    • Translation: The French will only be united under the threat of danger. Nobody can simply bring together a country that has 265 kinds of cheese.
    • Charles de Gaulle, speech after the recul of the R.P.P. at the elections of 1951
  • Ye set circumquaques to make me beleue
    Or thinke, that the moone is made of gréene chéese.
    • You set circumstances to make me believe
      Or think, that the moon is made of green cheese.
    • John Heywood, Proverbs (1546), II, ch. 7
  • Our Transatlantic cousins are very fond of apple-pie. It is consumed to a large extent all over the country. Not raised apple-pie; but flat, and with a paste that is invariably very coarse and indigestible. You have a triangular-shaped slice put on your plate, and (in some parts of America) if you do not want to be singular you will eat it with a bit of cheese, Yorkshire fashion. As an American lady once graphically put it:
    "Apple-pie without cheese
    Is like a kiss without a squeeze."
    • Walter Gore Marshall, Through America: Or, Nine Months in the United States (1882), p. 99
    • A slice of pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.
  • "Why did you yell, 'Cheese'?" And The Man would tell him mockingly, "Because I felt like it, you stupid machine."
  • There's always free cheese in a mousetrap.
    • Proverb, equivalent to There is no such thing as a free lunch.
    • e.g. Longbaugh in The Way of the Gun (2000)
    • Fifty years of struggling to make ends meet have taught me one thing for sure—that you don’t get something for nothing. A mouse will always find free cheese in a mousetrap; but I never saw one that was very happy about it.
      • H. C. Diefenbach in 1950, quoted in: Sunday Times-Advertiser Trenton (NJ) (3 December 1950), Quotable Quotes, p. 10.

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