Cheddar, you are my Venus
Cheddar, you are the word
None shall come between us
Pretty catchy, right? Well, if songwriter Tim Sutton and the Upbeat Choir are lucky, those words could soon be sung across the United Kingdom as the new cheddar cheese anthem for all of Britain.
Let's back up a bit. The British Cheese Board recently put out a call for a song to promote cheddar as a cultural icon. They got more than 150 entries, and the top five are now posted for public voting. The finalists include a folksy ballad on a string guitar, a version of the classic song "Jerusalem" (played on accordion, drum and some sort of stomping foot instrument), and a pub song sung to the tune of "Pomp and Circumstance."
The cheese board named cheddar Britain's most popular cheese in 2008, winning the honor over more than 700 other cheeses produced in the U.K.
Voting is open through Aug. 3.
Here's the rest of Tim Sutton's cheesy entry, sung by the Upbeat Choir: