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20 Cheesy Quotes About Cheese, Literally

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Cheese is hard to hate. There are more than 2,000 varieties, so chances are at least one will tickle your taste buds in all the right ways. Here are 20 cheesy quotes that are, quite literally, all about cheese.

Historically speaking, the world's love for cheese seems to have always held true. Archeologists have found remnants of cheese in Egyptian tombs that date back some 4,000 years ago. Today, the average American eats 32 pounds of cheese - no shame there!

Whether you enjoy cottage cheese with your oatmeal in the morning, a few cubes of cheddar as a snack, or slivers of an aged Parmesan over your salad or pizza at night, cheese complements life seamlessly. It's full of protein, calcium and, when raw, healthy bacteria. It satiates your hunger and satisfies your savory tooth. Here are 20 cheesy quotes to satisfy your humor and get your appetite going for some cheese.

  1. “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” – G.K. Chesterton
  2. “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” – Charles de Gaulle
  3. “I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.” – John Kennedy Toole
  4. “You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.” – Anthony Bourdain
  5. “Dessert without cheese is like a beauty with only one eye.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  6. “Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese--toasted, mostly...” – Robert Louis Stevenson III
  7. “A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.” – Clifton Fadiman
  8. “The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.” – W. C. Fields
  9. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke
  10. “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” – Jon Hammond
  11. “In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.” – Greek Proverb
  12. “Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese.” – Dennis Miller
  13. “God defend me from that Welsh fairy, lest he transform me to a piece of cheese!” – William Shakespeare
  14. “Well and what’s cheese? Corpse of milk?” – James Joyce
  15. “Bachelor’s fare: bread, cheese and kisses.” – Jonathan Swift
  16. “The King’s cheese is half wasted in parings: But no matter, ‘tis made of the people’s milk.” – Benjamin Franklin
  17. “Pessimism is as American as apple pie – frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.” – George F. Will
  18. “This is your wine and cheese crowd, and nothing ever goes wrong at such events.” – Richard Messener
  19. “Once we hit forty, women have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.” – Gina Barreca
  20. “Fettuccini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” – Mitch Hedberg
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