A Poem About Cheese

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

from Pleasant Valley Dairy

from Steensma Dairy on Ellie’s visit to Holland

Until now, that is…

It may be gouda for me to know
that cheddar is better – I’m totally nokkelost

Maasdam! It would take a swiss kick to the asiago
to dubliner my efforts to string the praises of gorgonzola

It could be a muenster of a havarti
to provolone the colby truth

Edam, what a mozzarella I’ve made for myself
ever since I got caught leyden and didn’t know jack

But it is all up to quark-y feta;  ask for parmesan
and it may gruyere on me, what a squeaker!

Ricotta go now
~a  farmer is waiting for me on the farmstead

from Appel Farms
from Steensma Dairy

thank you to our local cheese producers for their photos of their cheeses – Appel Farms
Pleasant Valley Dairy
Steensma Dairy

8 thoughts on “A Poem About Cheese

  1. I love cheese, and loved the poem! the names remind me of a few years spent in a dutch reformed church in southern california: venstra, zandstra, and bovencamp, the latter from lynden! perhaps you knew the family? fun post today!! always, thank you!!

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  2. Cheesed Off

    “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” – G. K. Chesterton

    Upon reading this well-aged quote,
    I laughed, then felt provoked
    Challenged by this round
    Stilton-loving bloke
    With your Parmesan, Munster Cheddarton
    I’ll poke holes in your claim;
    I Camembert the thought
    You’ve sullied poetry’s Gouda name
    Your sharp indictment stinks
    Like Limburger – pee-yew
    It grates upon my nerves
    Tilsit’s about to spew
    I need to unwind now
    I think I’ll host a fondue party
    With Roquefort’s big cheeses
    Gruyere, Brie, Havarti
    But I won’t be a little Bleu
    If Feta doesn’t get my note
    The last time that that cheese-head came
    Edam well brought his goat

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