So fed up is Andy Swinscoe of hearing the same old lines that he is running a competition to find some new cheese-based jokes ahead of World Smile Day on October 3.
Mr Swinscoe, partner at The Courtyard Dairy, Settle, and a previous Cheesemonger of the Year at the World Cheese Awards, explained: “It must be several times a week we get the same old puns, ‘What cheese do you entice a bear out of the woods with?’ ‘Camembert’. ‘What cheese should you use to hide a small horse?’ ‘Mascarpone’; to name just two, and we’ve heard the same old jokes so many times that we’d like to encourage a bit of originality!”
His customers are invited to tweet a new joke to @CourtyardDairy or in person at the shop.
“If we get enough, we might entice famous comedian Tim Vine to judge the best one. But most of all we just want a new range of jokes to amuse us!”
For a list of the cheese jokes Mr Swinscoe has banned in his shop, visit www.thecourtyarddairy.co.uk/blog/cheese-jokes-cheesy.html