Cheese Haikus

    American Cheese Month Haikus

    In celebration of American Cheese Month, ACS asked our fans and followers to submit their best original cheese haiku — a poem composed of three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables — proclaiming a love for cheese. The ACS staff chose our favorite haikus from among the entries…but there were so many wonderful entries to choose from that we were compelled to share all of them here, for your enjoyment.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!

    Winning Haikus:

    Cows, weep not for me!
    Though thy milk now sings my Bleus,
    Mold, thou art my friend.
    -Gina Cook

    Chesterton nailed it
    Though poetry elides Cheese
    dairy makes magic.
    -Dan Hogan


    All Submissions:

    Cave grown, smooth, complex.
    Sweet dream of milk realized,
    dances on my tongue.
    -Jonathan Pacic

    Surrounded in mold
    Inside lies hidden surprise
    It tingles my tongue
    -Chris Ray

    I love cheese.

    What more can I say?
    Cheesy eh?
    -Barbara Kiebel

    Best pals, curds ‘n brew.

    Spread or crumble, slice or shmear?
    S’all great, feast with beer!
    -Caren Iacovelli Teves

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    I always have my winner
    Yes please, give me cheese!
    -David Powers

    When I first buy cheese

    I want it to last for years
    Too late, its all gone.
    -Alicia Rose Reese

    Limburger, rye bread
    raw onion, if you prefer
    That’s a Swiss Apple
    -Baumgartner Cheese Store & Tavern

    Cow! Goat! Sheep! Oh my!

    Imported cheeses – but why?
    Try local and buy
    -Jackie Rebideau

    Chesterton nailed it.

    Though poetry elides Cheese

    dairy makes magic.
    -Dan Hogan

    Not bacon. Not fries.

    Cheese, you are my favorite
    Fat. God save the cheese!
    -Megan Ringenbach

    Feta may be good

    Weizenbock may be better
    Together is best.
    -Melissa Vess

    ‘Tis the constant din.

    ACS hears, too oft, sigh,
    “who cut the cheese?” jokes.
    -Hanna Laney

    Colorado cheese

    paired with Great Divide Fresh Hop
    chilly night, fireplace.
    -Sharon Hakovics

    I really like cheese

    Whether it is hot or cold
    Give me some cheese please.
    -Bryan Roe

    Cave grown, smooth, complex.
    Sweet dream of milk realized,
    dances on my tongue.
    -Jonathan Pacic

    Only one food? Cheese.
    Plays well with other food and drink.
    Now or later, cheese.

    Hot, cold, creamy, firm
    Nutritious yet sinful snack
    Heaven: wine and cheese
    -Nora Kovacs

    Savory or Sweet
    I think all cheeses are neat
    And none can be beat
    -Greg Philips

    Mozzarella, yeah!
    Provolone and mascarpone
    -Stephanie Moss

    I love all cheese it’s true.
    I love the taste of beer.
    A match made in heaven.
    -Lisa Hochstetler

    What’s that smelly cheese?
    Stinky yellow Limburger.
    Give me beer instead.
    -Mary Martinez

    Give to me Sweet Cheese
    Precious Nectar From Cow Gods
    Beer and Cheese my Muse
    -Andrew Salottolo

    American cheese
    Mile-high or at sea level
    See, touch, smell, taste YUM
    -Karen Gulkin