GK Chesterton expounds on the poetic nature of cheese and condemns its notable absence from poetry. The essay is well worth reading, and I a particularly endorse this line with the proviso that it is applicable to man, woman, or child*:
…nor can I imagine why a man should want more than bread and cheese, if he can get enough of it.
*My four and five-year olds are extremely fond of Stilton, which is how we know they are mine.
Hat tip to Steve Silberman.