Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spinning our (cheese) wheels

I can probably guess what it is you're thinking: Why cheese? To be honest, the answer is rather dull. Cheese was thrown out there during a brainstorming session about potential blogging topics in the hopes of a few cheap laughs, nothing more. The question, on the other hand, is much more interesting: Why not cheese? It is after all a staple in most people's diets, and yet we have a tendency to take it for granted because it's always there. But try to imagine a world without cheese. This means no nachos, New York-style cheesecake, or fettuccine alfredo. Grilled cheese sandwiches would be nothing more than buttered toast. College students everywhere would have to find sustenance in something else besides pizza. (Trust me, I've tried vegan-friendly cheeseless pizza before, and it leaves a lot to be desired.) Let's face it, most meals just would not be the same without that rich, tangy, and often warm and gooey taste we all know and love.

That said, isn't it time that cheese got its day in the sun? This blog aims to make it so. But how? Myself and my fellow bloggers aren't cheese connoisseurs, nor foodies of any sort for that matter. What we have, however, is an appetite for uncommon knowledge, entertaining ephemera, and obscure facts that just might be useful to you in a future round of Trivial Pursuit, all of which (of the cheese variety, of course) we hope to deliver on a weekly basis. We also invite you to come along for the ride as we navigate through the sure to be intriguing world of cheese and tell you things that might catch you by surprise and make you say, "Whoa, that's weird, yet strangely cool!" You never know, such cheese trivia could prove to be a real icebreaker at parties.

For now, I'll leave you with this classic Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch aptly entitled "The Cheese Shop", and dream that someday I too will be as knowledgeable about cheese as John Cleese. (His surname, incidentally, was actually Cheese before his father changed it to Cleese in the early 20th century. See, this is the kind of stuff you can use to impress your friends!)


Anonymous said...

"CHEESE, GROMMIT, CHEESE!" *hands wiggle*

I think this is a grand idea! Since cheese is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world (and because Anne is just so darn awesome), I'll be checking in regular-like!

P.S.: Do a post on mac & cheese!

Stacy said...

I <3 cheese! And I can't wait 'til that mac & cheese post! :]