22 September 2009

Fertile Lands and Mammoth Cheese

It's been a while shince I've posted some bad poetry. So here's a but of James McIntyre, Canada's bard of cheese. Enjoy!


Fertile Lands and Mammoth Cheese

In barren district you may meet
Small fertile spot doth grow fine wheat,
There you may find the choicest fruits,
And great, round, smooth and solid roots.

But in conditions such as these
You cannot make a mammoth cheese,
Which will weigh eight thousand pounds,
But where large fertile farms abounds.

Big cheese is synonymous name,
With the fertile district of the Thame,
Here dairy system's understood,
And they are made both large and good.

14 comments:

Claudia said...

The Bard's writing!
Laugh I could...
Cry I would...
Praise I should...

I do nothing!
Just cheese eating.

jams o donnell said...

Ah to eat cheese is a fine tribute to this Bard!

Knatolee said...

Cheddar! Cheddar! oh so yum!
I think I need to get me some.

Brie is great and Colby's dandy,
But Stilton makes my husband randy.

Swiss is holey, Limburger reeks...
Camembert coats my inner cheeks!

Feta's faboo, Gouda's great,
and Chevre makes me salivate.

Admit I must, when push come to shove
I ne'er met a cheese I didn't love!


mmMMMMmmmmMMMMMMMmm!! Cheese!

Btw, here's our local fromagerie, a mere 15 minutes from our farm:

http://glengarryfinecheese.com/

jams o donnell said...

What is it about this food
that puts us in poetic mood?

Using rymes to have our say
about delicious curds and whey!

Knatolee said...

Hee hee hee!

Because of you, I had to make a special trip to the cheese shop this afternoon, where I bought no fewer than three kinds of cheese!! :)

jams o donnell said...

Curses! had it been four types I would have earned a fee from the International Cheese Indoctrination Board...

Claudia said...

In poetry,
I could hardly
reach your glory,
Dear Knatolee.
But in eating
I'll be speeding
and leave nothing.
First Prize, winning!

jams o donnell said...

Ah cheese is truly the food of the Gods. We are licjy tho have 600 varieties of chese here in teh UK. A fair bit is poor stuff but there are some sublime cheeses.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I doff my hat before the man. He is almost (but not quite) up to the zenith of the toilet wall poetry.

jams o donnell said...

AH now that is true praise Snoopy!

Knatolee said...

Ahh, Claudia, if I could I'd send you some nice Glengarry Fen! Or perhaps a chunk of Alexandrin. :)

Knatolee said...

PS: UK cheese is smashing. But Jams, did you see the pic on my blog of the "English Sticky Toffee Cheddar" I found at a cheese market in Ottawa?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_n9d7UuYaURQ/SqVaMrCH6tI/AAAAAAAAEbc/PlBM8ZaDln0/s1600-h/STickyToffeeCheddar.jpg

I am highly dubious about the edibility of this particular cheese! I think cheese can go well with dessert, but I'm not convinced dessert belongs IN cheese.

jams o donnell said...

Sticky toffee cheddar? Yegods!

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