"Ode to A Cheese Wedge"
By Rattus Scribus© 9 Dec 2010
Performed by Tea Rat
I think that naught on earth can please,
so much as a glorious wedge of cheese.
Naught girlish skip nor boyish romp,
can scarce compare with just one chomp,
of a-ged Cheddar's sharp report,
or Cottenham Stilton, brute forte.
Baked French Brie for mild of heart.
Dutchman's Edam, slightly tart.
Italian Livarno, cow or goat.
German Limburger, load the boat.
Queso de Cabra from fabled Seville.
Alouette de Paris, I remember her still.
Queijo Canastra de Minas Gerais.
Queso Blanco Mexicano on beans and rice.
Swedish Bjursholm from the milk of three Moose:
Juna, Haelga, and Gullan, but the price, an abuse.
Oh, so many cheeses, but so little time,
to evangelize the world to cheeses sublime.
Preach, “Blessed are the Cheesemakers” at home and abroad.
For cheese was inspired directly by God.
From towering mountain to bottomless sea,
tell every creature the power of cheese.
Whilst living on earth till to heaven transferred,
nothing compareth to processing curd.
Should the whole world forsake its call, faith and pledge,
I commit unto death, oh thee my cheese wedge.