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#1 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:32 PM

While reading Balmagowry's comment this thread about stinky cheese, I realize there are some hilarious cheese names out there.

Balmagowry laughed at Hooligan as being almost as funny as Stinking Bishop.

My favorite is Lamb Chopper.

What are some others?

#2 pete ganz

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 03:40 PM

Tetilla (from Spain), which I believe translates into "nipple".

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:21 PM

What do you call cheese that doesn't belong to you? Nacho cheese!!! ... :laugh:

Okay, seriously, or not so seriously, there is Drunken Goat from Spain:

From the village of Jumilla in the Murcia region of Spain, Drunken Goat is a semi-soft artisan goat cheese with a smooth violet rind which has been soaked in Doble Pasta wine for 48-72 hrs. Aged about 75 days, it has a sweet, smooth flavor. This is a very difficult cheese to find.


better?? :rolleyes:

and then there are some German varieties of sour curd cheeses, like Harz and Mainz... which sounds like a burlesque comedy team ... :wink:

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#4 FL Heat

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:47 PM

I don't know if it qualifies as a "funny" name, but I just loooove to say:

BEEEEEEEEEMSTER!

Unfortunately, it's been banned from the house, as that's how I say it every time I see it.

I open the fridge. . ."BEEEEEEMSTER!"

From the other side of the house. . ."SHUT UP ABOUT THE CHEESE ALREADY!!!!"

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:58 PM

Not exactly funny, but every time I see the word 'gorgonzola' I think of Medusa and her sisters.

Um, because I'm a dork, I guess. :unsure:

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:22 PM

Laughing Cow. Its pretty funny imagining a giggling bovine- "Your hands tickle when you milk me!"
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:32 PM

HOW-duh, the Dutch masterpiece.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 07:49 PM

I think "Quark" is a very odd name for cheese. However in German it means "curd" so that makes sense.
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 05:10 AM

Slack Ma Girdle! Dorset Blue Vinyl! Stinkin' Bishop!

All ver' fiiiine cheese!

I'm very fond of Quark. Wouldn't it be fun if it was like TV margarine... open the lid of a morning, and "quarkquarkquarkquark!" No, I'm not having ducks for breakfast.

#10 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 06:56 AM

I think "Quark" is a very odd name for cheese. However in German it means "curd" so that makes sense.

I can't hear "Quark" without thinking of the Star Trek DS9 bar-keep... (he was a Ferengi named Quark).

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 07:56 AM

Mutton Button.
(Old Chatham Sheepherding)

Mutton Button.
Mutton Button.
Mutton Button.
Mutton Button.
Mutton Button.
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#12 Jinmyo

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:08 AM

What do you call cheese that doesn't belong to you? Nacho cheese!!! ... :laugh:

This is how lame I am. This is a transcript of the cognitive processes that took about seven seconds before the "Aha" moment. It might have to do with accents (I'm English/Canadian though I've lived throughout Europe and even Africa). But still.



Nacho cheese?

Um...

Why?




Someone else's cheese? Whose?

Uh...


Because...


Nacho cheese.

Oh.

"Not your cheese."


Na cho cheese.

Natchyour .... cheese.


Oh. I get it.
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#13 Brad Ballinger

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:20 AM

and then there are some German varieties of sour curd cheeses, like Harz and Mainz... which sounds like a burlesque comedy team ... :wink:

Actually, these are names of cities in Germany.

I think Cypress Grove has some pretty interesting names, including Purple Haze, Bermuda Triangle, and Fromage a Trois. That's in additon to the one you mentioned, Lamb Chopper.
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:32 AM

Chedarksi

It's a Polish cheese

#15 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:37 AM

and then there are some German varieties of sour curd cheeses, like Harz and Mainz... which sounds like a burlesque comedy team ... :wink:

Actually, these are names of cities in Germany.

I think Cypress Grove has some pretty interesting names, including Purple Haze, Bermuda Triangle, and Fromage a Trois. That's in additon to the one you mentioned, Lamb Chopper.

I had never looked at their website before -- thank you! I didn't realize they were the ones making my beloved Lamb Chopper (a favorite of mine that I buy whenever I hit the Ferry Building).

Their Pee Wee Pyramid is pretty funny too!

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:02 AM

Quark always makes me think of Quark XPress, but that's just the graphic designer in me.

Tete de moine - "monk's head" is another good one.
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#17 KateW

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:52 PM

Maytag blue cheese always makes me think of dishwashers.

#18 jhlurie

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:54 PM

Danish Bimbo?

Nah... that's only a cheese in Monty Python land.
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:58 PM

My kids think "muenster cheese" is a riotously funny name.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:57 PM

Maytag blue cheese always makes me think of dishwashers.


Well, it is the same family.

And Fritz Maytag (also the same family) runs Anchor Brewing Company (here in SF, and kittycorner from where I work -- ahhh, the smells on brewing day... :rolleyes:)
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Posted 30 July 2004 - 06:48 AM

I didn't know it was the same family!
I just saw a thing about cheese on FTV--tetilla does look a bit like a breast, or, for the kid-friendly, a Hershey's kiss. :biggrin:

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 07:20 AM

I've always liked "Käse mit Musik". Well, as a name- as in "the musical fruit"- not so much to eat...

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 02:57 PM

I think "Quark" is a very odd name for cheese.  However in German it means "curd" so that makes sense.

I can't hear "Quark" without thinking of the Star Trek DS9 bar-keep... (he was a Ferengi named Quark).

I remember Quark. He did always look a little cheesey to me. :biggrin:
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Posted 30 July 2004 - 03:16 PM

Actually "brick" cheese always seemed a rather odd name. During the few years I lived in Wisconsin, in my mid teens, I thought it was because it was generally shaped like a brick when you saw it in stores. However the story now is that it had to be pressed between bricks for the right texture to develop.

and what is this Virgin Pine Native Blue?
Does this sound like a cheese? Well it is, and a very nice one too. Not a typical blue cheese but actually
a blue veined cheddar.

And then there is Cojack, obviously a combinaton of Colby and Jack. Why don't they call it JackCo instead.

And the Finnish cheese Juustoleipa (hoo-stah-lee-pah) which means bread cheese. Not because you put it on bread but because it is baked like bread and has an edible crust that looks like bread.

Someone gifted me with a carton of "Neil's Squeeky Cheese" last Christmas. For some reason I thought of mice (squeeky) when I saw the name. However it is actually fresh, slightly dry, cheese curds that squeek when you bite into them. Not a lot of flavor but okay for something different. The low carb people should love them.
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Posted 30 July 2004 - 03:31 PM

There's a small cheese concern that markets their product at my favorite co-op. I can't remember their name, but the goat cheese is named "Butthead". I just love it....makes me giggle.

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 04:07 PM

I always thought, Squaquarone, a soft cheese from Emilia Romagna in Italy, has a very funny name.

Not as funny, but 1st prize for honesty is Puzzone di Moena, from Trentino, meaning simply "stinky" from Moena. At least you know exactly what to expect.
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#27 NulloModo

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 04:37 PM

Not really funny, but I get a kick out of Morbier... Not sure what it actually means, but I think 'death in a romantic language' every time I hear it.
He don't mix meat and dairy,
He don't eat humble pie,
So sing a miserere
And hang the bastard high!

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#28 Andrew Fenton

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 05:44 PM

Plus, you can say "This cheese tastes like ASH!" when you eat it. And what isn't fun about that?