For the past year I have been on the lookout for Beaver cheese. I have had no luck finding any yet. In Canada we have BeaverTails, a fried dough pastry that is flattened to look like a Beaver’s tail. BeaverTails are typically topped with sugar, cinnamon or other goodies.
My internet searches have led me to Venezuelan Beaver Cheese, a fictitious cheese mentioned in a Monty Python Comedy sketch. Unfortunately the cheese shop in the sketch did not carry it.
In case you were wondering … the cheeses listed in the Monty Python cheese shop sketch are:
Carré de l’Est
Czechoslovakian sheep’s milk
Dorset Blue Vinney
Venezuelan Beaver Cheese (fictional)
With all of the clever marketing by cheese companies these days, I am surprised that nobody has applied the name “Beaver Cheese” to a product yet. It’s probably just a matter of time.
If you are reading this post and know where I can find some Canadian Beaver Cheese please let me know.