Back in November, Other Paul and Emilie hosted a Guy Fawkes themed Cheese Club
It was all inspired by this ditty
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I see no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring. (Holla*)
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!
A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
Apint of (Fentimans ginger) beer to rinse it down.
A fagot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!
Okay, so it's now December, there was more than a farthing's worth of cheese, the beer was Fentimans' finest and no fagot sticks or tubs of tar were involved.
But it was still an explosive contest of cheesy conspirators worth reporting.
The tenuously linked cheesy contenders were:
A smoked Wensleydale from Yorkshire - Because Guy Fawkes was born in York on 13th April 1570
An aged Machego from La Mancha region of Spain - Fawkes spent ten years fighting for the Spanish Catholic cause as a soldier where he gained considerable expertise with explosives...
A Maastdam from Holland - Mr. Fawkes also spent quite a lot of his time fighting with the Spanish against the Dutch Revolt.
An English Camembert - Representing the King and all the English aristocracy that Guy and his Gunpowder Plot pals tried to blow up
A Gorgozola Picante - Ever so slightly spiced and thus a little bit fiery. Bonfire Night in a cheese basically.
Controversially yet historically accurate, it was the camembert that came out tops.
It joins the other winners in the Cheese Off 2009 which takes place next week.
We'll let you know which cheese reigns victorious right here.