->''"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."''
-->-- '''Creator/GKChesterton''' [[note]]the RealLife section and the quotes page suggest otherwise, though[[/note]]

Ah, cheese. It's just one of those [[InherentlyFunnyWords Inherently Funny Foods]] that shows up quite often in the TV Universe and can be used for either good or evil. Perhaps it has something to do with how odd a food it is, when you stop to think of it. You squeeze a creamy white liquid from a cow, stir it a long time, mix in fungi, and leave it to basically rot. And then you eat it. Makes sense.

[[StockAnimalDiet A popular treat]] for mice and rats (in real life, any fatty food will do; peanut butter being more popular), and TrademarkFavoriteFood of the [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys Surrender Monkey]].

For some reason (probably regarding the RuleOfPerception) CartoonCheese always comes in wheels or wedges of something holey that, if pressed for specifics, most people would call "Swiss cheese". Some mature varieties may have [[EditorialSynaesthesia visible stink lines]].

The {{Trope Namer|s}} is ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'', which has a joke involving a {{Mondegreen}} for one of the Beatitudes from [[Literature/{{Bible}} the Sermon on the Mount]], "Blessed are the ''peace''makers".

Not to be confused with ThePowerOfCheese. That trope is about products in general being portrayed as having amazing powers. This one is literally [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about cheese.]]


* The American Dairy Association's "Behold, the Power of Cheese" and "Don't Forget The Cheese" ads.
* Any snack marketed as "Cheese Flavored".
** But not "cheez". Note that genuine cheese will see its authenticity as SeriousBusiness.
* An interesting example often used in anthropology to illustrate cultural differences concerns cheese. Namely that a French company trying to market their cheese in the US never quite got that Americans generally don't view cheese as "alive" and tends to be grossed out when it is portrayed like that.
* In the early 1990s, the New Zealand Dairy Board promoted a series of TV commercials featuring various celebrities, ending with the tagline, "if you want to make 'em smile, say 'cheese'".

* Charlotte, a MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[TrademarkFavoriteFood really, really likes]] cheese. She can create limitless amounts of food, but not cheese, something that frustrates her. [[spoiler: Her human form, Nagisa Momoe, shares this love.]] Most of her lines in TheMovie involve cheese; how much of it was ObfuscatingStupidity is unclear, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny considering she interrupted a]] [[MomentKiller tender moment]] [[HoYay between Kyoko and Sayaka]] to proclaim her love for cheese [[spoiler: after the whole charade had long been dropped and she had no real reason to act.]]
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Resident ditz Mako is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33KtshOlEIk lured into]] a ridiculously obvious BoxAndStickTrap by a cheese trail.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' brings us [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9773 The Cheese Stands Alone]]! How heroic.
** And to think, it was reprinted as a legal card, [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=136048 Barren Glory]].
* In the Cheapass game ''The Great Brain Robbery'', you can't win with government cheese.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', a Limburger Sandwich is a +3 item that also gives an instant victory against the Floating Nose.

* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''
** ''Asterix in Switzerland'' shows the Romans indulging in a fondue orgy. Before long everybody is covered with sticky molten cheese.
--->"He lost his piece of bread in the fondue a third time!"\\
"Into the lake with weights tied to his feet!"
** ''Asterix in Corsica'' features a Corsican cheese whose fumes ignite and blow up a ship.
* ''ComicBook/{{Milk and Cheese}}''. For those who haven't heard of it, it's a comic about two anthropomorphic "Dairy Products Gone Bad". Most of the time, they're shown delivering violent "justice" to aspects of pop culture.
* In the ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' graphic novels, in "The Wake", Destruction requests some Wensleydale, and comments that Olympus practically ran on cheese.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fanfic [[http://greed7.proboards57.com/index.cgi?board=centralarchive&action=display&thread=999&page=3#1592 "On the Highway to Healing"]] has a character who had been put in prison for several months escape, return home, and find that a moldering piece of cheese left behind in his refrigerator had grown, mutated, and become sentient. ]
* In ''FanFic/UninvitedGuests'', Matsumoto incapicitates near two dozen 11 Squad members, by setting up a plate of cheese in a hallway and when any 11 division members tries to touch it, hit them on the back of their heads and shoving them in a closet. Yeah, it's that kind of story.
* Given that ''FanFic/PowerRangersGPX Supercharged'' takes place in [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates Wisconsin]], it was only a matter of time until cheese jokes are made, and it finally happens in episode 42.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'':
** Wallace is obsessed with cheese, going so far as to build a rocket to the moon to collect cheese as well as not pursuing a relationship with a woman who was allergic to cheese. Yes, even Wensleydale.
** ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' almost single-handedly kept Wensleydale from going extinct. There were only a few dairies who made it, and they were on the verge of going out of business until Wallace's cheese obsession [[ColbertBump sparked new interest in it]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' did something similar. The Stinking Bishop cheese, aptly named for it's odorous qualities, makes a plot point. After the film's release, international demand for the little-known English cheese rose by 500%.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'':
-->''There are no cats in America\\
and the streets are paved with cheese.''
* A scene from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' has Kuzco and Yzma ordering at a restaurant (where Yzma's henchman Kronk is cooking) without either one knowing the other is there, and without [[GeniusDitz Kronk]] realizing that he's talking to two different people. It involves a revolving door, MakesSenseInContext, and is uproariously funny:
-->'''Kuzco:''' You know what? On second thought, make my omelette a meat pie.\\
'''Kronk:''' Meat pie. Check.\\
'''Yzma:''' Kronk. Can I order the potatoes as a side dish?\\
'''Kronk:''' I'll have to charge you full price.\\
'''Yzma:''' ''(growls in annoyance)''\\
'''Kuzco:''' Hey, how about a side of potatoes, buddy?\\
'''Kronk:''' You got it. Want cheese on those potatoes?\\
'''Yzma:''' Thank you, Kronk. Cheddar will be fine.\\
'''Kronk:''' Cheddar spuds coming up.\\
'''Kuzco:''' Spuds yes, cheese no.\\
'''Kronk:''' Hold the cheese.\\
'''Yzma:''' No, I want the cheese!\\
'''Kronk:''' Cheese it is.\\
'''Kuzco:''' Cheese, me no likey.\\
'''Kronk:''' Cheese out.\\
'''Yzma:''' Cheese in.\\
'''Kronk:''' Ah, come on, make up your mind.\\
'''Kuzco:''' Okay, okay, on second thought...\\
'''Yzma''' and '''Kuzco:''' ''(together)'' Make my potatoes a salad.
* "Typhoon cheese" is among the evil schemes that ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' regrets that he will never be able to put into action. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Yeah, we're just as disappointed as you are]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'', the setting is a town whose economy seems to be based entirely on cheese. The town is even named ''Cheesebridge''. Basically, this is a film about cheese. And boxtrolls.
* Max's friend Bobby from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' famously seems to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-adaowehIk really into his canned cheese.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* JeffGarlin's ''Film/IWantSomeoneToEatCheeseWith''.
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid''. The missing scientist has invented a cheese mold that can break down anything, [[spoiler:so ThoseWackyNazis plan to use it to destroy the United States]].
* The following exchange from TheMarxBrothers ''Film/{{A Day at the Races}}'':
-->'''Man:''' Are you a man or a mouse?\\
'''Groucho:''' Put a piece of cheese on the floor and you'll find out.
* ''Film/BennyAndJoon''. "Some cultures are defined by their relationship to cheese."
* A silent documentary film made in the early 1900s showed cheese mites in a block of cheese as seen through a low power microscope. Filmgoers were grossed out and sales of cheese dropped alarmingly. But, on the bright side, sales of cheap microscopes took off.

* Tiffany Aching from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' is a very good cheesemaker, but the living, semi-sentient, mobile cheese was a mistake.
** It should probably be clarified at this point that "mistake" meant it was a mistake that ''it turned out ambulatory'', not that making it in the first place was a mistake. She fully intended to make a wheel of Lancre Blue Vein; she just didn't expect that the usual descriptors of it being a very robust and lively cheese to become literal all of a sudden.
*** When apprenticed to one witch who did ''everything'' in black, she even had to coat the cheese she made in black wax. She disliked the look of it, because it made it seem as though they, the cheeses, were plotting something.
** Similarly, Mustrum Ridcully was briefly convinced Rincewind is, if not actually a cheese, a very good name for one.
** The wizards have a cheese platter with hundreds of types of cheese. They're distressed at the thought it might be cut down to just three.
* ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series:
** In ''First Among Sequels'', the Cheese Mafia specializes in delivering cheese so strong, it's considered toxic, a health hazard, and in some cases potentially deadly. Their strongest type is something called X-14, which must be kept in a lead container chained to the floor. Its very presence will set dogs barking for a wide radius.
** A ludicrously high cheese tax to pay for the ongoing Crimean War led to cheese-smuggling from the Socialist Republic of Wales, but no-one really takes this "crime" seriously unless the Cheese Mafia are involved.
* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Codger Space'', the sentience of the machines all starts when a drop of melted cheese interferes with the operation of the supercomputer that runs the plant where computer chips for virtually everything are made.
* ''Literature/TheStinkyCheeseMan''
* In ''Literature/TheRingworldEngineers'', Louis Wu has gone cold turkey after years of [[ElectricInstantGratification current addiction]]. Sufferering from the inevitable withdrawal depression, he struggles to remember what made him happy before he became an addict:
-->''What's good besides the wire? Cheese. [[ArtificialGravity Sleeping plates]]. Love ([[ChromosomeCasting impractical]]). Wild skin dye jobs. Freedom, security, self-respect...''
* ''TreasureIsland'':
** Marooned pirate Ben Gunn is absolutely obsessed with cheese, one of the many foods he hasn't tasted in the last three years.
** Dr. Livesey carries a snuffbox without any snuff in it -- it contains his emergency rations, a small block of Parmesan cheese. It's implied that he wins Ben's confidence with it.
* A quote from G. K. Chesterton:
--> "The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." Alarms and Discursions
** This quote comes from [[http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/cheese.html an essay]] in which cheese becomes a commentary on the state of the modern world. Typical Chesterton, really.
** He obviously never read the ''[[http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/1367.html Ode on the Mammoth Cheese Weighing over 7,000 Pounds]]''.
** He wrote [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stilton_%28cheese%29#Cultural_influence an Ode to Stilton Cheese]]
* The book [[http://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Are-Cheesemakers-Sarah-Kate-Lynch/dp/0446693014/ by the same title]], features two characters named Abbey Corrigan and Kit Stephens. "In a series of fantastic coincidences, the two end up at the Coolarney factory, a meeting that will forever change their lives and the future of cheese."
* ''Literature/AndAnotherThing''; [[spoiler: "Appease the cheese."]]
* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: Jagged Fel, raised by the blue-skinned Chiss, is compared to a variety of cheese made from blue milk that is indeed blue on the inside.
* The [[UnlikelyHero protagonist]] of James Blaylock's ''Literature/{{Balumnia}}'' Trilogy is Jonathan Bing, a Cheesemaker.
* [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid The Cheese. That is all.]]
* NationalLampoon's ''{{Deteriorata}}'' reminds us to "Take heart in the deepening gloom that your dog is finally getting enough cheese."
* The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse short story "Culture War" by Kate Orman reveals that the Doctor is friends with a long line of French cheesemakers, one of whom has stolen the life's work of her sister, a bacteriologist, out of jealousy because her work seemed more important. [[spoiler: And to make better cheese, a point the sisters reconcile on.]]
* In the ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' series, the H'san apparently think HumansAreSpecial because we're the first species in the galaxy to invent cheese. So much so that in the Confederation Marine Corps the response to asking an expert in X "Can you do X?" is "Do the H'san like cheese?"
* Libba Bray's ''Literature/BeautyQueens'' gives us this gem from Miss Michigan:
--> ''"My family traditions are alcoholism and dysfunction," said Jennifer. "Oh, and anything you can make from government cheese."''
* As well as the usual four, the fifth element that magicians in ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' is cheese. Generally just mentioned once in a while as a joke.
* ''Literature/ThreeMenInABoat'', while compiling their food supplies for the upcoming trip, strictly refuse to include cheese, because, "Cheese thinks too much of itself. After a while, no matter what you eat, it all smells and tastes like cheese." The storyteller then reminiscents a story about a friend who bought several wheels of cheese - they ended causing into a minor bio-hazard catastrophe in the neighbourhood, because of course they would.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0 Cheese Shop sketch]] from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.
** A remarkable sketch in that it contains absolutely no cheese.
** Fun fact: JohnCleese's family name used to be "Cheese", before his father changed it. He has expressed dismay in this name change, hypothesizing that he would have used the PunnyName "Jack Cheese" had his father kept it.
** Also, a French cinema parody ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbAohexT0Ho Le Fromage Grande]]'', which also had nothing to do with cheese.
* Neelix's cheese almost destroys the ship in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s "Learning Curve"
-->'''B'Elanna:''' Get that cheese to sickbay.
* Porthos is fed cheese despite the potential consequences on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
* On ''Series/TheNeighbors'', Debbie teaches Reggie about Earth cooking.
-->'''Reggie''' So.....you take the milk away from the baby cow and add bacteria to it...
-->'''Debbie''' Please don't ruin cheese for me, Reggie....
* On ''Series/{{Wings}}'', Fay is telling Roy's fortune and tries to deny the fact that she drew the death card by instead claiming it was the "cheese card".
* The "Not The Cheese Shop Sketch Sketch" from ''TheYoungOnes''.
-->'''Customer:''' Excuse me, is this a cheese shop?\\
'''Shopkeeper:''' ''(shaking head politely)'' ... No, sir.\\
'''Customer:''' ''(to camera)'' Well, that's that sketch knackered, isn't it, then!
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** "Restless": during this episode the main cast all falls asleep, and then has bizarre dreams filled with various prophetic or symbolic meanings. However, each dream also bizarrely includes "The Cheese Man," who appears with a tray of cheese and speaks in cryptic words like: "[[Film/TheManInTheIronMask I wear the cheese; the cheese does not wear me]]" or "The cheese will not protect you". Every other portion of the dreams had some particular significance to the show or characters, but WordOfGod is that Joss Whedon wanted one part of the dreams to have absolutely ''no'' meaning, hidden, metaphorical or otherwise, and he claims that there is ''nothing'' to be learned from the Cheese Man or his actions. He reappears in "Storyteller."
** Riley's famous pickup line "I like cheese." (He had previously learned from Willow that Buffy also enjoyed that particular foodstuff.)
* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'':
** The "Homemade Cheese" episode.
** A scale model of the human reproductive system built from cheese.
* BritCom producer Creator/ArmandoIannucci likes his cheese:
** ''Series/ImAlanPartridge'': "SMELL MY CHEESE YOU MUTHA."
** ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': "EAT THE CHEESE NICHOLSON."
** ''InTheLoop'': "The only thing we talked about was flammable cheese."
* Darnell from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' is a cheese aficionado, but was told to not reveal it when put on witness protection.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Cheese is Steve Urkel's TrademarkFavoriteFood.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** When Monica meets the man Phoebe believes is her soul mate (''after'' she's married Chandler), they have a shared passion for cheese.
-->'''Phoebe''': They want to live in a house made of cheese. I don't know how you fight that.
** "The One with All the Cheesecakes".
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** ''Earth vs. The Spider'': Frank and Clayton make a telephone out of cheese. Joel insists they stole the idea from him.
-->"And next week, we'll demonstrate our curdless phone."
** In a later episode, Tom and Crow converted part of the Satellite of Love into a "micro-cheesery".
** You can tell Mike Nelson wrote or influenced a joke if a riff mentions a [[RunningGag cheese factory]].
* ''Series/TheWire''
** Omar Little: "The cheese stands alone."
** Cheese is also the moniker of Prop Joe's hilariously stupid nephew.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Turk loves cheese, and even though his girlfriend/wife is a native Spanish speaker, Turk only knows one word in Spanish. Once we see him munching on a huge block of cheese, which he offers to share with Carla's brother. "Queso?" Also, Turk being "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNpQ3146qpo drunk on cheese]]" according to JD.
* In a rather disturbing example from ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'', Grady tells Nico that "there's three things I would never lie to you about. Money, food, and what's in my pants." Nico then asks (in a rather frightened manner) "What's in your pants?" Three guesses to what the answer is.
* ''TheMightyBoosh'': "Cheese is a kind of meat, a tasty yellow beef!"
* ''Series/TheXFiles''. In "Bad Blood", Scully complains of not having eaten anything all day but "half a cream cheese bagel, and it wasn't real cream cheese, it was light cream cheese!"
* ''Series/TheWestWing'': "In the main foyer of the White House, Andrew Jackson had a big block of cheese." [[note]]The RealLife Andrew Jackson once received a big block of cheese as a thank you from a group of farmers, and people were invited to the White House to partake of the cheese. An etching exists of people of all classes, even children, scraping off bits of cheese. It was demolished extremely quickly.[[/note]] In the spirit of Andrew Jackson's invite, Leo [=McGarry=] throws open the doors of the White House to those who would ordinarily be unlikely to receive the ear of the American government. They're supposed to do it once a month, but Josh quickly points out it's only been done a few times in their term. Additionally, it seems to attract the crackpots.
* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'' has an nun who lost her faith because of the miracle of cheese.
-->'''Katrina:''' It was the cheese. The cheese was my undoing. This is the miracle of life melted over these chili fries. The bacterial flirtation with enzymes. The co-mingling of friendly micro-organisms giving birth to curds and whey, "And from dust He created the universe."
-->'''Jaye:''' The Dairy Board must love you.
* ''Series/{{Chef}}'': Gareth spends an entire episode trying to find an unpasteurized [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stilton_cheese Stilton]] for a special meal. He finally finds one at a dairy that also grows cannabis.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam squirts Freddie with a can of "Low Fat Squirtable Cheese in a Can". It's also shown up on a random debate vs. Global Warming and Ointment.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has a RunningJoke about Gloria's strong Colombian accent and various [[{{Malaproper}} malapropisms]] and butcherings of colloquialisms and homonyms. When her husband Jay asks her to order him a certain kind of very small "baby cheeses," the very Catholic Gloria instead orders a box full of...well, you get it.
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'': A mouse goes missing, and Screech walks around with his pockets full of cheese in an attempt to lure it out of hiding.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace''
** Exploited and subverted in a Season 3 Fast Forward, when John Vito and Jill were tasked with eating squares out of a giant wheel of cheese, and both quickly became queasy from the massive amounts of cheese they were expected to eat.
** A task on the Season 14 premiere had teams carry large wheels of cheese down a steep hill. Though it did not look too difficult on the surface, poor balance and the cheese carriers breaking under the slightest provocation led it to being one of the most memorable tasks in race history.
* Hugh Dennis' newsreel voice-overs featuring Prince Charles on ''Series/MockTheWeek'' almost always feature the Prince discussing his obsession with cheese.
* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', cheese is one of Charlie's {{TrademarkFavoriteFood}}s. In one episode, his friends yell at him for eating enormous amounts of cheese just before a blind date. During a double-date, he tries to restrain himself from gobbling down a giant platter of cheese that arrives at his table.
* Two examples from ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'', both hilarious.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyyyh8_Afyw cheese argument]]: David gets increasingly angry over Robert's misunderstanding of how cheese is made.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzzOw2tmb3A Cheesoid sketch]]: A chef who loses his sense of smell tries to create a robot to do it for him. The robot can only smell two things, petrol and cheese. [[EpicFail And it can't tell the difference between them.]]
* On Series/PeepShow Dobby first attracts Mark's attention when he see her sitting alone eating her own block of 'personal cheese'.
* Series/DirkGently carries portable cheese. Brie to be exact.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': George has expressed the desire to eat a block of cheese the size of a car battery.
-->'''Jerry:''' Before we go any further, I'd just like to point out how disturbing it is that you equate eating a block of cheese with some sort of bachelor paradise.
* On a Season 8 episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Red and Bob share a moment over some cheese.
--> Bob: It's made with five kinds of cheese.
--> Red: What do you call it?
--> Bob: Five kinds of cheese. (Beat) Save room for cheesecake!

* The String Cheese Incident. Although, if the origin story related [[http://www.archive.org/details/sci1996-10-06.partial.shnf here]] is to be believed, it's not ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic makes numerous cheese references.
* @Planet Cool, the reason the Cheese Mafia exist is because of some absurdist duties on cheese. the reason for these cheese duties is never adequately explained. Possibly a reference to Literature/ThursdayNext?
* ''Sailing The Seas Of Cheese'' is an album by {{Primus}}. The packaging of their GreatestHitsAlbum, ''They Can't All Be Zingers'', also resembles a package of processed cheese slices.
* As "The Farmer in the Dell" taught us all in preschool, "The cheese stands alone."
* Combination Music and Anime: there's a song on the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' soundtrack titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIS6IAp8748 "Cheese."]] It's used for comedic sections, particularly the Giant Pizza Incident.
* Creator/SandraBoynton's song on her ''Rhinoceros Tap'' album: "I Love You More Than Cheese."
* The ProgressiveRock band Echolyn has a song on their 1995 album "As The World" called [[RockstarSong "The Cheese Stands Alone."]] However the song is]] [[CompletelyMissingThePoint not about cheese.]] [[DontExplainTheJoke It's a metaphor, see?]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpzaHapvSGk Addicted To Cheese]]" by The Evaporators.
* Music/TimMinchin's song, ''Cheese'', is a song about cheese.
* Safety Scissors' song "I am the Cheese". That is all.
* [[FrankZappa Suzy Creamcheese, oh mama, now what's got into ya?]]
* Music/{{Knorkator}} have a song called "Franz Hose". The first verse consists entirely of a list of French wines, while the second one lists French cheese. The chorus goes
--> ''Chanson du vin et fromage. Ce n'est plus pas, vin et fromage.''
* 1950s comedy singer Leona Anderson, a froggy-voiced old lady, sang "I want a Limburger lover - to take my breath away...And when he starts to kissing, I'll never turn away!"

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The Dancing Cheeses in ''Series/MuppetsTonight!'' Last seen somewhere near Rizzo the Rat. "It's all part of the circle of life."

* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'', "Wonder World". Jimmy and Lawrence try to escape from "Gorgonzola" the mutant cheese monster. Who turns out to be Donna.
** "Nova Rising", during a BTV pitch meeting, one of the writers comments how "Cottage Cheese" is funny and proceeds to chuckle at it. (It's heavily implied that he isn't much of a writer.)
* Cheese acts as a sort of currency in ''Radio/CabinPressure''. When the bored pilots make bets, the first item wagered is always the cheese tray, and in "Ipswich" Carolyn proves her alpha-dog status by taking the Camembert for herself.
-->'''Douglas:''' There's ''Camembert?!''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The 2nd Edition ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' supplement, "Aurora's Whole Realms Catalog", listed a number of local cheeses that could be ordered by teleport post. Notably, this included Luiren Spring Cheese, an mostly unremarkable cheese which nonetheless caused [[MushroomSamba cravings, intoxication, and finally full-on addiction]] in halflings. HilarityEnsues.
* A sample adventure from ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'' featured a new piece of equipment - a magnet made of cheese, which attracts rodents.

* The renowned drama ''Theatre/MotherCourageAndHerChildren'' by German playwright Creator/BertoltBrecht has a ''character'' named Swiss Cheese.
* The first version of the Gershwin musical ''Strike Up the Band'' was about a cheese manufacturer [[WarForFunAndProfit financing a war]] against Switzerland. The revised version replaced cheese with chocolate.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart Super Circuit'' has Cheese Land as a track.
* [[{{Wackyland}} Cloudcuckooland]] in ''Banjo-Tooie'' has a Cheese Wedge, which is filled with [[DeadlyGas noxious fumes]].
* ''{{Neopets}}'' has the "Cheeseroller" game as well as the Cheese Shop Background.
* In earlier versions of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', the dwarfs traditionally make their cheese not from cow's milk, but from "dwarven milk" obtained by milking a vermin known as a "purring maggot". This is just one of the reasons why Cheesemakers are considered one of the worst immigrant professions, and therefore will usually end up as haulers, military recruits or test subjects for the elf drowning trap.
** During one stretch in the infamous LetsPlay "{{Boatmurdered}}" there was a distinct cheese motif in the art.
*** "Apparently the two most significant historical events here in Boatmurdered are elephants and cheese. Take a close look at the cheese ones actually, they aren't even carvings of cheese, but ''renditions of some other image'' of a cheese. They're freaking homages!"[[note]]Homages to fromages?[[/note]] Cross Quantum eventually tracks down the work being referenced, and agrees that "this image of a cheese speaks to the dwarven spirit, and will be a cultural treasure for generations to come."
** From of DF 2010, more conventional livestock, such as cattle, pigs, and yaks, will produce milk that can be converted to cheese. (and yes, for you traditionalists, the purring maggot is still an option)
** The illustrated story of [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=136384 The Littlest Cheesemaker]].
* In ''{{VideoGame/Magicka}}'', the most important food during a party is apparently cheese. Doubled down on in ''[[{{VideoGame/Magicka2}} Magicka 2]]'', where cheese is frequently seen around the houses, and which also features a goblin called Cheese King, sitting on a pile of cheese and armed with an equipable cheese slicer.
* [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} Flint]] [[MemeticMutation loves cheese!]] And so does Duster!
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the NPC Elling Trias, Master of Cheese, in Stormwind, who turns out to be a retired secret agent who left his career in defending his homeland to pursue his true ambition: to open a cheese shop.
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' has a segment where you must load a mouse/rat with cheese, in order to kill it, and get a massive, female voiced brick off a gangster-talking smaller block, so you can reach a window... into a barn...
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Undefined Fantastic Object'', when [[PettingZooPeople mouse youkai]] Nazrin speaks, there's an accompanying speech bubble with cheese in it.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'': Grilled cheese aspiration. Lifetime Want: Eat 200 grilled cheese sandwiches.
** Surprisingly useful for SelfImposedChallenge games that allow it-- easily fulfilled wants, and free access to a food that would normally require Level 3 cooking skill.
** In ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'' cheese is a buyable item of some use in recipes, and the nearby territory of Crafthole ''loves'' it; you can trade it to them for interesting stuff. However, one quest has cheese whose maker was definitely ''not'' blessed, as it's so disgustingly smelly it makes the entire kingdom sick and only the Pit Beast will eat it.
* One of the potential backgrounds for ''[[VideoGame/{{Worms}} Worms Armageddon]]''/''[[VideoGame/{{Worms}} Worms World Party]]'' has the landscape made of cheese.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' contains a side quest for the Daedric Lord Sheogorath which involves the player convincing a small village armageddon is on the way by bringing about several "plagues". The first plague is causing the town to be overrun by rats, which is accomplished by placing a particularly stinky cheese in a cooking pot.
** There's also this line from Sheogorath himself in the Shivering Isles expansion, after the player character restarts [[DeathCourse Xedillian]], which, due to MemeticMutation, has established cheese as Sheogorath's TrademarkFavoriteFood in {{Fanon}}.
-->Sheogorath: Wonderful, Time for a celebration... Cheese for everyone!
** [[AscendedMeme Referenced again]] in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. [[spoiler: Apparently your old character picked up the previous Sheogorath's taste for it.]]
-->Sheogorath: You know, I was there for that whole sordid affair. Marvelous time! Butterflies, blood, a Fox, a severed head... Oh, and the CHEESE! To die for!
** Skyrim has even made a certain type of cooked cheese dish slightly more powerful than anything else you could use early on. For a reasonably priced investment buying the ingredients (one of them is the slightly rare-ish Moonsugar), you can make an Elsweyr Fondue, which increases your Magicka regen by 25% and increases your Magicka by 100 points. To put it in perspective, an increase of 100 Magicka is akin to ''leveling up 10 times and choosing to upgrade Magicka''.
** Not long after the game's release, one intrepid gamer spent a month collecting wheels of cheese and building them into pyramids in Breezehome, the buyable house in the starting city of Whiterun. The result? [[http://www.outcastreborn.com/threads/27267-Skyrim-Cheesehome Cheesehome.]]
** With the Realistic Needs mod, which requires your character to eat periodically or starve to death, cheese is one of the more practical travelling rations due to its ability to be stacked in your inventory into wheels of eight servings.
* In ''VideoGame/FableII'', one of the random lines that an NPC will say is: "Do you like cheese? Me, I love a bit of cheese. Cheesy, cheesy cheese."
* ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' contains a massive wheel of nacho cheese, which Guybrush gets to use to [[spoiler: tar a ship's hull and sacrifice to a lactose-intolerant Volcano God]].
** Another wheel o' cheese makes an appearance in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', although sadly not as big.
* ''[[http://www.gamemakergames.com/?a=view&id=1288 Gythol Granditti]]'', a freeware RPG, contains a religion centered around "Holy Cheese". (Pieces of said Holy Cheese can be found in the game and act as RareCandy).
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' the hero's pet mouse, Munchie [[spoiler: who actually turns out to be the hero's grandfather, Chen-Mui, in disguise]] to help him out can be fed various types of cheese to perform special attacks in-battle.
* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', each level has hidden pieces of cheese.
* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', one of the final puzzles involves powering a magic-transferring machine to recharge your magic wand - which you do by dropping a hunk of moldy cheese into the cauldron. Paw of [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Team TGWTG]] suffered a HeroicBSOD when he discovered this during his LetsPlay.
** Even better, the title of the episode with all this was "Blessed Are the Cheesemakers".
* This exchange in VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 Mask of the Betrayer, after [[HotScientist Safiya]] has been waxing eloquent on how to tell where a portal leads.
-->'''[[PlayerCharacter Spirit Eater]]''': And what does it mean if a portal smells like cheese?
-->'''[[TheSmartGuy Safiya]]''': Well, I suppose it would depend on what kind of...That wasn't a serious question, was it?
-->'''Spirit Eater''': It wasn't at first, but now I'm kind of curious...
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'': [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Alistair's]] love of cheese has reached memetic proportions, and cheese wheels tend to show up in strange, [[EasterEgg out-of-the-way]] places.
* ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' has cheese as the ultimate recovery item, only obtainable by beating the KingMook ''twice''.
* VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: The rebels in the chapter 'Follow Freeman' will say things if you prompt them with the Use button, or if they'll just ramble if nothing is happening. One of them occasionally says "Sometimes...I dream about cheese."
* VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor: Nearly every healing item is a cheese, the trailer points it out by saying the game contains '87 bazillion types of cheese.'
* VideoGame/PajamaSam's favorite snack is Cheese Giblets, and there are many clickable background events that have something cheese-related. There's also Cheese and Crackers, which is just tic-tac-toe with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cheese and crackers.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'': In ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'', cheese is required to convince Sherry the mouse to join the party, in order to retrieve the Rune of Valor from a mouse hole in the tavern in Jhelom. Sherry returns in ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'', and will gladly accept cheese. Sherry has a song dedicated to her, the [[http://wiki.ultimacodex.com/wiki/Cheese_Song Cheese Song]], in ''Runes of Virtue''. In ''VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII'', Yurel the cat creature will exchange the Purple Orb necessary to complete the Silver Seed quest, in exchange for cheese. In ''Ultima VIII'', Jelly is introduced in "Stories to Make Children Sleep" by Brother Grim: "Jelly was a lad who was so hard to please, nothing would he eat, except for plates full of cheese! His obsession was strange and no one knew why. He swore cheese was his meal till the day that he died." He may be the same character as Jely in "The Cheesy Book", about a man who eats a very smelly piece of cheese.
* In the older games of TheDarkEye "Northland triology", always had Easter eggs about cheese toast all over the place, from small pamphlets to prophets. The later was really annoying because if you listened to long to him one of your party members will be enthralled and leave the party for good... cheese toast.
* In ''Koudelka'', cheese is a common healing item found all over the game. Taking into account that different types of wines take the role of potions and ethers, this makes an awful lot of sense.
* Believe it or not, not everybody blesses cheesemakers. In several {{fighting game}}s a traditional chunk of cheese designates a poor quality player, whether [[StreetFighter winning due to]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts chip damage]] or [[PrimalRage using the same moves again]] [[{{Scrub}} and again]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Cheese and cheese]]. Apparently Agatha thinks Gil would be more attractive [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030725 dipped in cheese...]]
** When [[AxeCrazy Dupree]] is tasked with guarding an injured baron Wulfenbach [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070718 and asks Gilgamesh if she can kill intruders any way she wants]], [[NoodleImplements one of the suggested methods involves a wedge of cheese]].
** One line of WildMassGuessing suggests that cheese is a romantic symbol.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=264 "Truly, it is the deadliest of food groups."]]
* The Godlike being from ''Webcomic/ItsWalky''. It is referred to as The Cheese because he wears armor that looks a lot like cheese.
* "Cheddar monks" in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''.
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': Parodied in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/karnak/index.php?comic=140 this strip]], where even Cthulhu is no match for cheese.
* ''WebComic/KidRadd'' during the break the forth wall week, where Radd destroys the world with the power of cheese. It even includes an admonition that a certain number of universes are destroyed every day by people misusing "The Power of Cheese", so you should be careful.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', when Torg is chasing a ghost. He notices that her name, Brie Meighsaton, is evocative of Brie cheese, and begins laughing that it's a really funny name and makes it hard to consider her scary. Then she scares him so much he runs and hides under a bed with the 4th wall caption "Behold the power of cheese".
** ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' also contains the formidable pizza chain House of Cheese, [[spoiler: front for the evil organisation [=HeretiCorp=]]]. At one point they attempt to get rid of a fly problem by developing a cheese that is toxic to flies and not humans... resulting in pizzas covered in dead flies.
* Gordon Frohman of ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'' caused the entire ''Half-Life'' series plot to begin when he mixed up a block of cheese with the cheese-like alien sample for the teleportation experiment.
* A RunningGag in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is the fondness hobgoblins have for cheese, specifically Gouda.
* In ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4824803/ it made a nice distraction]] & was important to a summoning [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4825172/ when combined with crackers]].
* ''WebComic/{{Subnormality}}'' confirms: [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page470.html everything's better with cheese!]]
* The incalculably powerful cuisine magic spell, the Fondue of Four Thousand Cheeses in ''Webcomic/TriangleAndRobert''.
* ''Webcomic/DaisyOwl'': Everyone is at least a little bit afraid of cheese.
* The cheese that lives in Emily and Tesrin's fridge in ''Webcomic/AllOverTheHouse'' tends to complain about the influx of heat when anyone open's the door, and also tells embarrassing stories about Emily and Tesrin to visitors when it thinks they aren't around.
* Defied in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''. The goblins hear Thaco's description of how cheese is made, and are [[{{Squick}} thoroughly disgusted]].
* This trope is taken to what is probably its absolute extreme in ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2590#comic here.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* One ''NationStates'' issue features cheese as a means of satirical political protest.
* In episode 5 of ''TheGuild'', the guild meets at a restaurant called Cheesybeards. This exchange ensues.
-->'''Vork:''' The price difference here between a cheeseburger and a hamburger is one dollar. Now, if you divide twelve into $2.95, the cost of a pack of Kraft Deli Deluxe mild cheddar slices, each slice costs 24.5 cents. If you bring your own cheese, that's a saving of 75.5 cents per burger. Anybody requiring cheese can pay me so accordingly. Go ahead and round up.\\
'''Tink:''' What the fudge? ([[NarrativeProfanityFilter Except she didn't]] [[AChristmasStory say fudge...]])\\
'''Vork:''' I want to grow my money, Tink. Not spend it on cheese gouging!\\
'''Codex:''' [[OnlySaneMan Ok, forget the cheese!]]\\
'''Clara:''' Yeah, you guys, cut it out, OK? Cut the cheese out! Cut the cheese!
* InteractiveFiction writer Emily Short provides [[http://emshort.home.mindspring.com/cheese.htm this ranking]] of text adventure games based on their cheese content.
* ''{{lonelygirl15}}'': "Bree smells of cheese."
* This article says it all in the title: [[http://unbecominglevity.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2004/4/24/42547.html "Cheese Is Funny"]]
* In the SuperSentai parody ''WebVideo/FranceFive'', TheHero of the FiveManBand is "Red Fromage".
* [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1903837 "Mix Up at the Snack Factory".]] Now with Four Times The Cheez!
* ''[[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/The+Cheese+Family/ The Cheese Family]]''
* WebVideo/EpicMealTime's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKJgcEgvx4U Cheesy Grilled Cheese Tower]]" episode
* The very first episode of ''WebVideo/NinjaTheMissionForce'' has a cheese-based [[GratuitousNinja ninja]].
* Cheese is also a good answer to that pesky [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2590 ultimate question]]
* In their appearance in ''NonePiece'' the two soldiers from ''WebVideo/CodeMent'' are arguing over cheese.
-->'''Solder #1:''' "Do not do this."
-->'''Soldier #2:''' "ARE YOU KIDDING ME! LOOK AT THE VARIETY!" ''[holding a plate of cheeses]''
-->'''Soldier #1:''' "This is some bullshit."
-->'''Soldier #2:''' "You know how I get when I'm around assorted cheeses. HELP ME!"
-->'''Soldier #1:''' "The only way to help you is to eat all the cheeses before you do!"
-->'''Soldier #2:''' "Yeah, I know. Let's make this a ''[bleep]''ing competition."
* WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}: "Throooow the CHEEEEEEEEESE!"
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic: In his review of ''Chairman of the Board'', the Critic notes that the audience might wonder why Carrot Top and his friends wear crash-test dummy masks in one scene. His response:
-->"Cheese!" ''*cut to a photo of a cheese wedge with the caption, "Cheese! It's as good as any other answer."*''
** Inexplicably made funnier by the yodeling that plays over it.
* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1600 1600]] is a mysterious liquid (apparently developed by the mysterious Marshal, Carter, & Dark company) that converts most forms of solid matter into what appears to be cheese, with the type of cheese depending on the original material used. Rotten meat produces a cheese-like substance that is profoundly unappetizing but otherwise harmless and edible, while a sample of 98% pure gold produces [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood an indescribably-delicious, borderline-addictive cheese]].
** During a test involving [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-458 SCP-458]], a pizza box that materializes the preferred pizza of a person who touches it, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-040 SCP-040's]] preferred pizza is a small pizza with extra cheese and cheese stuffed crust.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** Rufus adores cheese. He even insists that the meaning of life is cheese when asked by his descendants in an alternate future.
** In one episode, our heroes visit a building that is literally made of cheese. ([[InsistentTerminology No, it is not a cheese-covered building]].)
** A cheese fountain is seen in "Trading Faces".
** Also Ron looking to retrieve a book on the History of Cheese.
--->'''Wade:''' Must be a Gouda read.\\
'''Ron:''' Cut the cheese jokes, Wade.\\
'''Wade:''' [[HehHehYouSaidX Did you say "cut the..."]]
* Creator/CartoonNetwork once ran a block of Cheese-Related Cartoons, including:
** ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' EnsembleDarkHorse "Cheese".
** ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' "[[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Operation]]:[[FunWithAcronyms T.H.E. S.H.O.G.U.N."]] features a cheese-themed restaurant which gets attacked by cheese-hoarding ninjas, who kidnap the customers and force them to work in the Cheese Shogun's Cheese mine. Nacho cheese was also the most effective weapon against hair-eating lice.
** Raj's Cheese Wheel is the subject of much misunderstanding in the ''CampLazlo'' episode "The Big Cheese".
** Creator/CartoonNetwork also ran a block of {{Crossover}} Shows as "Cartoon Network Invaded", which featured a series of cheese-obsessed aliens.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' features "omelette du fromage". This means "Cheese Omelet" in [[GratuitousFrench Broken French]]. The correct form would be 'omelette ''au'' fromage'; 'omelette du fromage' means that the cheese owns the omelet.
* Dr. Doofenshmirtz briefly makes homemade Limburger cheese in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
** Candace has a fondness for grilled cheese sandwiches, and Major Monogram seems to like stuffing himself with cheese, as seen in "Remains of The Platypus".
* Monterey Jack in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
** In "Out of Scale," Dale throws a chunk of Limburger cheese into a toy truck, commenting that Monty will love it. Of course, Monty smells it and goes into "cheese attack" mode -- until he finds the shrink ray gun and attempts to drag it back with him, only to have the smell of Limburger literally drag him away. Monty fights it -- until the smell taps him on the shoulder and goes up his nose.
** Norton Nimnul attempted to go legit and use an age-accelerator gun to make cheese for an audience of scientists, but in a fit of nervousness backstage ate all his fuel--prunes. What resulted was a foul-smelling flood of sour milk. Kicked out of the assembly and angered, he then used his gun on people--and Monty--to turn them into decrepit old geezers.
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unruly_Hare The Unruly Hare]]''. Elmer Fudd has WesternAnimation/BugsBunny at gunpoint:
-->'''Bugs:''' Only a rat would shoot a guy... ''(turns around)''... in the back.\\
''(Elmer starts to pull on the trigger)''\\
'''Bugs:''' I reiterate: only a big, fat rat would shoot a guy in the back.\\
''(Elmer shoots -- a smoke cloud appears where Bugs was)''\\
'''Elmer:''' ''(gloating)'' So I'm a big, fat wat!\\
'''Bugs''' ''(appears out of smoke, imitating Jerry Colonna)'' Ah! Have some cheese, rat!\\
''(shoves cheese wedge on Elmer's mouth)''
** Inverted in Creator/ChuckJones' ''Cheese Chasers'', where mice Hubie and Bertie, hung over from a cheese binge, realize they'll never be able to touch the stuff again, and with nothing else to live for they decide to [[NothingLeftToDoButDie end it all]] by having Claude Cat eat them, even if they have to force him to.
** In ''Kitty Kornered'', Porky Pig puts a bunch of housecats (led by Sylvester) out for the night. Sylvester attempts to rouse the others to fight for their "cat-stitutional" rights with a speech, rhetorically asking, "Are we men, or are we mice?" To which the smallest cat replies, "I like cheese." (*smack!*)
*** Brought up again later:
--->'''Sylvester:''' Ah! I think I've got it!\\
'''Small Cat:''' ''(hopefully)'' The cheese? ''(*smack!*)''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': "I am The Cheese! [[MarySue I am the best character]] [[ShowWithinAShow on this show!]] [[AuthorFilibuster I am better than both the salami and the baloney combined!"]]
** "Fish 'n' Chumps" had the guys rescued from a fishing trip gone horribly wrong by a giant squid obsessed with their cheese bait.
** The ending of "The Good, the Bad, and the Wallaby" had this brief discussion:
--->'''Heffer:''' Hey Rocko, which is funnier: bannanas or cheese?\\
'''Rocko''': Cheese, Heff. Definitely cheese.
* Though ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' mostly avoided cheese jokes, they snuck one in to the final episode, where Gir is talking to Santa.
-->'''Gir:''' And a chair made of cheese, and a table made of cheese....
* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Vlad comes from Wisconsin, the state infamous for cheese. He's also been called "cheesehead" several times from various characters (as both an insult and reference to his love for the Green Bay Packers) and in an alternate universe, is a dairy farmer specializing in cheese.
** There is also the Dairy King. "Try the Gouda, it's dairy fresh!"
* Played with quite often in the old ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons. In fact, in every incarnation, true to form, cheese is Jerry's TrademarkFavoriteFood.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Huey tells Granddad, "[[ItMakesSenseInContext You can't tame the white supremacist power structure with cheese]]." He turns out to be wrong.
* One of WesternAnimation/TheMask's enemies in the animated series was Gorgonzola, the Cheese Witch.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer once spent the night eating 64 individually wrapped slices of American cheese.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', TheSpectre turns a MadScientist into cheese and releases his trained rats ''to eat him.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', "Stimpy's Invention": Ren has a telephone receiver and a big hunk of cheese strapped to his head, as Stimpy introduces his latest invention.
-->'''Stimpy:''' Presenting the Cheese-A-Phone. Now we can talk to cheeses, anywhere in the world, regardless of their foreign tongues. Go ahead, Ren, say something in Limburger.
* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' revolves around Arnold's attempts to impress his then-current crush, Ruth [=McDougal=], at the Cheese Festival - while Helga attempts to sabotage his efforts - in "Operation Ruthless." Arnold understands the Power of Cheese:
-->'''Arnold:''' It seemed like last year we celebrated the festival of the Holy Provolone.
** He attempts to do the same thing with Lila in "Love and Cheese."
--->'''Arnold:''' And I was thinking maybe I'd invite Lila to go with me.\\
'''Gerald:''' Lila? Arnold, are you forgetting something? She doesn't "like you-like you", she just likes you.\\
'''Arnold:''' But if I invite her to the Cheese Festival, and we have a really good time together, maybe she'll start to "like me-like me."\\
'''Gerald:''' Yeah, sure, Arnold -- I mean, [[SarcasmMode nothing brings people closer together than cheese]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. In the ZombieApocalypse episode, Jimmy bemoans that the zombies are destroying the Elegant Cheese Buffet.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' short of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', Pinky sings a song about cheeses from around the world and how much he love them.
* At least two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' centre around cheese: "The Big Cheese" and "Cheese Orbs".
* Tails in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' is shown to share Sonic's [[TrademarkFavoriteFood love of chili dogs]] besides preferring his with "heaps of cheese."
* ''Westernanimation/AladdinTheSeries'': The Odifferous worship cheese.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', Mickey Mouse loves cheese. He's known for making "ham-cheese-tomato-cheese-ham-tomato sandwiches...''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment with cheese]]''", and in one episode the plot comes about because he spent some money that Minnie had given him to pay the rent on cheese. She actually says "You spent the rent money on cheese [[HereWeGoAgain again]], didn't you?" (The show invented this; ClassicDisneyShorts rarely if ever had Mickey eat cheese.)

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Tillamook cheese comes from the town of Tillamook, Oregon whose high school sports teams are called the Cheesemakers, and there's a huge cheese factory in the town that you can [[http://www.tillamook.com/cheese-factory/index.html tour]]. Apparently, Oregonians really like their cheese, because the Cheesemakers have been voted [[http://highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/news/article/215533649174981529/tillamook-cheesemakers-voted-best-mascot-in-class-4a/ Most Popular Mascot]] at least once.
* The Uruguayan navy once broke through an Argentinian blockade by using old, hard edam cheeses as cannonballs. Even got tested by ''Series/MythBusters'', although the Edam didn't fare as well as Spanish Garracha.
* In 1935, an argument between two postmasters over whether limburger cheese was too smelly for a postman to deliver made national news.
* Diana Duyser's famous Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich.
* Sardinia's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casu_marzu Casu Marzu]] is the most infamous of the ([[ThereShouldBeALaw sometimes]]) illegal cheeses. Its production starts out pretty normal, starting off as a fairly standard and inoffensive Pecorino Sardo (which is like the Pecorino Romano familiar to millions, but with a milder flavor and less salt). However, it is then allowed to become infested with maggots, which supposedly improve the flavor and give it a very mushy interior texture. These maggots are eaten with the cheese, usually alive (a cheese in which the maggots have died naturally is considered to be unfit for consumption--not kidding--and although they can be killed by refrigerating the cheese or putting it in a sealed paper bag, most don't bother), and are actually able to survive passing through the intestine and can infest the eater. Naturally, it's considered a delicacy and aphrodisiac.
* Charles de Gaulle, commenting on [[UsefulNotes/DepartementalIssues the great diversity of France]], once observed, "How can one govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?".
* Britain boasts an amazing diversity of cheeses, as many as ''1200'' distinct varieties by some accounts. There's also a joke that Britain has 200 political parties and 3 cheeses, whereas France has 3 political parties and 200 cheeses...
* Russian proverb about a well-off or generally successful person is "rolling like a cheese in butter".
* Austrian topfen curd cheese [[http://www.ctpost.com/sports/article/Vonn-using-painkillers-cheese-to-treat-shin-361807.php is rumored to have medical purposes as well.]]
* Pike Place Market in Seattle is world-famous among foodies, with a ridiculous amount and variety of delights for any glutton. The two biggest crowds? City Fish (where they throw the fish) and Beecher's Cheese.
* One of the more successful clubs at the University of Waterloo is the [[http://cheese.clubs.feds.ca/index.php Campus Crusade for Cheese]].
* In 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts wanted to send Thomas Jefferson a gift. They set aside one days' yield from all their cows and devoted all the milk into making a single wheel of Cheddar cheese for Jefferson. The cheese was four feet in diameter (thirteen feet in circumference), 17 inches thick, and weighed 1,235 pounds. It took three weeks by sleigh to deliver the cheese, and by the time it got to the White House one observer quipped that "it was strong enough to finish walking there itself." Nevertheless, Jefferson accepted it, and it took him two years to eat through it (it even got brought out and added to the buffet table at the July 4th State Dinner in 1803). An ode was written to it by Thomas Kennedy.
* Andrew Jackson received a similar gift from New York dairy farmers who were determined to upstage Massachusetts. The block of Cheddar, which was 635kg (1400 pounds), was kept by Jackson for two years to allow to age. He then proceeded to throw an open party at the White House with the cheese as the main course. It was finished in under two hours. (This is the event referenced in ''Series/TheWestWing'' episode about the "Big Block of Cheese Day" in Live-Action TV, above.)
* Another "mammoth cheese", weighing over seven thousand pounds, once had an ode written about it by Canadian poet James McIntyre. (Which was once read aloud, deadpan, by David Hyde-Pierce at the JustForLaughs festival.)
* April 3rd is [[http://cheeseweaselday.com/ Cheese Weasel Day]], on which people show appreciation for their tech professionals by leaving gifts of cheese on their keyboards.
** Cheese in general has a powerful effect on geeks (much like caffeine), as evidenced by its presence here.
*** Eating cheese produces tryptophan, so it is often a "comfort food" and can have soothing effects. Some dieticians claim cheese is actually addictive.
*** Due to cheese's makeup including substantial amounts of fat and protein, it is also much more filling than other types of traditional snack food, meaning it makes a more effective power snack between meals, or while spending long hours hunched over a keyboard trying to make sure the company email server doesn't implode.
* The annual [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese_rolling Cheese-Rolling event at Cooper's Hill]] is an age-old English custom.
* A [[http://gizmodo.com/5690088/why-cheese-is-like-dairy-crack-because-its-got-morphine-in-it Gizmodo article]] explains that cheese actually contains trace amounts of morphine in it from the cheesemaking process, which actually explains a lot
* As the UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague's Green Bay Packers hail from Wisconsin, the team's fans like to wear styrofoam cheese on their heads, and are hence known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheeseheads cheeseheads]].
* Claude Giroux, forward for the NHL team Philadelphia Flyers, often enjoys [[TrademarkFavoriteFood grilled cheese sandwiches]] before games, which prompted a fansite to create [[http://i.imgur.com/5Lgz2.png this T-Shirt design]].
* Since cheese is cheaper in the US than in Canada, it ends up [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19751695 being smuggled in.]]
* The Vermont Department of Agriculture has a special unit to help dairy farmers produce "value-added products" on a small- to medium-scale basis and/or connect them with people doing just that, since the profit margin on artisanal cheeses is '''much''' higher than on selling bulk milk to distributors.
* Milwaukee considers using cheese to de-ice roads. [[http://on.aol.com/video/city-might-use-cheese-to-clear-ice-instead-of-salt-517933256?hp=1&playlist=127173&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdaily-buzz6%7Csec7_lnk2%7C375461 seriously.]] They claim that it's more cost-effective than the ordinary rock salt.
* One BBS had this JustForPun posting on January 8, 2014:
-->NBC's ''Today'' show has reported that there could be a shortage of Velveeta, the finest example of genetic engineering and method of recycling toxic waste into an ersatz alleged food product. ''Today'' said the company reported in a Twitter feed that some customers may see shortages of the product in some stores, and some customers have reported they have had trouble finding it.
-->The show admitted that they '''curd''' not verify '''whey''' the shortage occurred, so it could be just a '''cheesy''' bunch of '''manufactured''' rumors being '''spread''' by the company in a carefully '''Kraft'''ed public relations campaign.
* One [[http://notalwaysfriendly.com/so-many-wheys-to-milk-a-pun/30805 entry]] on ''[[Website/NotAlwaysRight Not Always Friendly]]'' has two friends having a long, pun-filled conversation about cheese.
-->'''Friend:''' "Don't cheddar question my logic if you know what's gouda for you!"\\
'''Me:''' "Cheese, your logic would brie nothing against mine. My logic comes from years of experience and from age."\\
'''Friend:''' 'Cheese, look at you. It's a marble you’ve gotten so far with such pule logic. Mine is so much feta."\\
'''Me:''' "Hey, don't get fraishe with me! You butter quit while your ahead and brie thankful I don't come over and break your parm for sage-esting that you are more sharp than mycella."\\
'''Friend:''' "I bow to you, that was a thing of beauty. Truly, you're a provolone. Cheddar luck next time. Alright, cheese puns are becoming grating. Leyden to rest."
* Supposedly, when St. Kentigern sent some jars of milk to a smith in his employ, the jars came open while crossing the Clyde, and the milk that spilled into the river turned into cheese. Perhaps a literal version of cheesemakers actually being blessed after all?

* HamAndCheese, presumably they got the ingredients from MilkingTheGiantCow.