Original: A Japanese cheese has won a rare prize in an international mountain cheese competition dominated by Swiss, Italian and French products.

Mozzie’s version: A chiisu has won a rare prize in an international mountain cheese (mountain-residing cheeses) competition, ruled by Swiss, Italian and French products. (Pick up your pom-poms and cheer “Nihon! Nihon! Nihon!”)

Cheesie’s remark: And soon we will have Cheesifornia roll, Cheese sushi, Teppanyacheese, cawan cheesie and sashimi topped with sliced cheese in the japanese restaurant menu.

Original: The “Sakura” cheese from Hokkaido gained the top award in the flavored soft cheese category at the third Mountain Cheese Olympics, which ended today in Appenzell, the organizers said.

Mozzie’s version: The “Sakura” chiisu from Hokkaido gained the peak award in the flavored soft cheese (not melted, but not frozen either) category at the third Mountain Cheese Olympics (where cheeses were spotted bearing flags and high jumping, pole vaulting, synchronize swimming in more cheese, gymnastics and kicking their cheese opponents in judo and fencing), which ended today in Appenzell (not Rapunzel lah!) the organizers said.

Cheesie’s remark: Congrats! The cheeseletes from Hokkaido managed to get 15 Gouda medals, 8 Stilton medals and 33 Brie medals. Gambatte kudasai!

Original: Swiss cheeses reaped 37 of the 60 awards, followed by Italian (8) and French (7) cheeses. More than 430 cheeses were evaluated in the competition.

Mozzie: Swiss cheeses (I didn’t know our Almighty Cheesus Crust was Swiss) reaped 37 of the 60 gold medals, followed by Italian cheese aged 8 years, and French cheese aged 7 years (who was the youngest cheese to participate in such an auspicious event). More than 430 cheeses were evaluated by the cheese judges in the Miss Cheese Universe pageant.

Cheesie’s remark: There’s no doubt Swiss champs it all because the Holiest cheese is known to be Emmentaler and it belongs to the Swiss group. Congrats to the winners again. However, the ones who lost in the competition need not be discouraged because they will still receive a consolation prize, which is a cheese punch, so that they can inprove their Holiness by constantly punching holes in themseves.

Source:
NewStraitsTimes, Prime News, page 12 (November 1, 2004).
Cheese Galore, BLOG-A-MOZZIE, http://www.livejournal.com/users/mozzarelly/1405.html?mode=reply (November 1, 2004).

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