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"All Along The Cheese Tower" was a famous song by rock legend Jimi Hendrix. The cheese tower he was referring to was in fact in Ipswich and was made entirely out of blocks of Edam
If you play "sargent pepper" backwards you can hear the beatles chant "we love cheese". McCartney is particularly vocal in shouting "I wanna hold my cheeeeeese - I wanna hold my cheese"
George Lucas used a whole edam as inspiration for the 'Death Star', in the original Star Wars movie. However there is no truth in the rumour that the cheif villain was originally called Darth Gouda
Cheese boat racing is very popular in parts of South America. Small one person boats are made from cheese and raced down river for honour.
The name of the town Keswick, in Cumbria, England is derived from 'Kesewic', circa 1240, meaning 'farm where cheese is made' from the Old English 'cese' (with Old Scandinavian 'k') and 'wic' (farm).
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Not all ploughmen have cheese, salad and a crusty roll for their lunch. My Grandad was a ploughman, and he was very partial to a cup 'o' soup
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