G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
So I went and looked and found the following quotes :-
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle (1890 - 1970), in "Les Mots du General", 1962
Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.
Clifton Fadiman (1904 - )
A poet's hope: to be,
like some valley cheese,
local, but prized elsewhere.
W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973), Collected Poems
DIE, n. The singular of "dice." We seldom hear the word, because there is a prohibitory proverb, "Never say die." At long intervals, however, some one says: "The die is cast," which is not true, for it is cut. The word is found in an immortal couplet by that eminent poet and domestic economist, Senator Depew:
A cube of cheese no larger than a die
May bait the trap to catch a nibbling mie.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)
When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?
George Carlin (1937 - )
OK, I know most of those aren't poets but they are still funny :P