dishes of salt fish, wine, tapestries, cheese, honey, chaplets, necklets, drinking-cups, all that yields pleasure and health
-- The Wasps, Aristophanes

Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese
-- Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stephenson

Cheese digests all but itself. Mighty cheese.
-- Ulysses, James Joyce

They kept him in a dark place, like a cheese
-- A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

This is no authority for the abuse of cheese.
-- Tender Buttons, Gertrude Stein

I think my head's all alive inside like an old cheese
-- Mill on the Floss, George Eliot

What he wanted was a good green stenching rotten lump of Gorgonzola cheese, alive, and by God he would have it.
-- More Pricks Than Kicks, Samuel Beckett