Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?

Does Venezue­lan Beaver Cheese exist? How do you milk a beaver, any­way? Does Venezuela even have beavers?

If you’ve nev­er seen or heard of the infa­mous “Cheese Shop” sketch from Mon­ty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus, how have you even sur­vived this long?

It’s like this: There’s a hilar­i­ous sketch in the video right down there ↓. But in the very truest of Mon­ty Python tra­di­tion, there’s also at least one East­er egg hid­ing in its tor­rent of words: John Cleese asks if the cheese shop has any Venezue­lan beaver cheese.

I’m at least with­in smoke sig­nal dis­tance of san­i­ty, so when I first noticed the Venezue­lan beaver cheese request, I snerked and rolled my eyes. How silly!


Sor­ry! Can I instead say “absurd”? Okay, great. Thanks!

How absurd. Who could pos­si­bly both­er research­ing whether beaver cheese exists?

I throw myself on the mer­cy of the court; the first time I saw “Cheese Shop” was almost 20 years before the Inter­net existed.

Okay; so below this para­graph you can enjoy “Cheese Shop,” and under that pho­to on the right you can inflict a big steamin’ pile of con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry upon your­self con­cern­ing the exis­tence or non-exis­tence of Venezue­lan beaver cheese, and below the video right below this para­graph you can see the list of all cheeses men­tioned in “Cheese Shop.” Bon appetit!

  • All the Cheeses!
  • Red Leices­ter
  • Tilsit
  • Caer­philly
  • Bel Paese
  • Red Wind­sor
  • Stil­ton
  • Gruyere
  • Emmen­tal
  • Nor­we­gian Jarlsberger
  • Lip­tauer
  • Lan­cashire
  • White Stil­ton
  • Dan­ish Blue
  • Dou­ble Gloucester
  • Cheshire
  • Dorset Blue Vinney
  • Brie
  • Roque­fort
  • Pont-l’Eveque
  • Port Salut
  • Savo­yard
  • Saint-Paulin
  • Carre-de-L’Est
  • Boursin
  • Bresse Bleu
  • Per­le de Champagne
  • Camem­bert
  • Gou­da
  • Edam
  • Caith­ness
  • Smoked Aus­tri­an
  • Japan­ese Sage Darby
  • Wens­ley­dale
  • Feta
  • Gor­gonzo­la
  • Moz­zarel­la
  • Pip­po Creme
  • Dan­ish Fimboe
  • Czech Sheep­’s Milk
  • Venezue­lan Beaver Cheese
  • Ched­dar
  • Ilch­ester
  • Lim­burg­er