The word “cheesy” has a couple of different meanings. It can literally refer to cheese, that miraculous food of the gods that makes life worth living. Or it can mean something corny, tawdry, or kitschy (by far the more common meaning on this site).
In this list of funny cheese puns, both senses of the word are at play. The following riddles and one-liners riff on the many different varieties of cheese, along with some familiar cheese-related expressions. In short, it simply doesn’t get any cheesier than this, no matter how you slice it.
Note: When you think of cheese, one of the first things that comes to mind is pizza. If you’re wondering where the pizza puns are, we boxed them up in their own list.
- What did the mouse say when he snatched the cheese without getting caught in the trap?
Cheddar luck next time!
- What type of cheese do people gravitate to when they’re sad?
- Did you hear that the cheese factory exploded?
The whole town was covered in de brie!
- What did the ball of mozzarella say as it was getting shredded?
I’m falling to pizzas!
- Don’t eat too much cheese dip. You might end up with a bad queso diarrhea.
- Never let a cheese lover rummage around in your fridge. You can bet they’re up to no gouda.
- Why do all the other cheeses dislike Swiss cheese so much?
It must be their holier-than-thou attitude!
- Call me cheesy, but I melt when I’m in your warm embrace.
- What kind of cheese is good when you’re a little hoarse?
- I cut myself on a piece of cheese. It was sharp cheddar.
- Don’t eat someone else’s cheesy chips. They’re nachos.
- What kind of cheese do dogs like best?
- When shopping for cheese, I always ask myself: “To brie, or not to brie?”
- What’s that you say? The cheese stands alone?
Then it must be prov-alone!
- I was going to have a Greek salad without the cheese, but I thought feta of it.
- What did the bread say to the melted cheese?
I’m quite fondue you!
- What’s the best kind of cheese to serve on Halloween?
- Blue cheese: A moldy, but a goodie.
- What’s the best kind of music to listen to while eating cheese?
R ‘n’ Brie!
- Did you hear about the guy who hit on every girl in the room using cheesy pickup lines?
- What type of cheese is commonly served on horror movie sets?
- What should you do if you find out you’re lactose intolerant?
Cut the cheese!
- I always keep some cheese dip on hand… you know, in queso emergency.
- Did you hear about the guy who was obsessed with pimento cheese?
He had to go to a pimental institution!
- What do you call it when you can’t wait for the waiter to put some cheese on top of your pasta?
- What kind of cheese do cats like?
- Where are the cheese soldiers stationed?
At the roquefort!
- Did you hear about the showdown between the two cheesemakers?
They went romano a mano!
- What kind of cheese costs an arm and a leg?
- Did you know that Swiss cheese has holes?
No, I was hole-y unaware!