Cheese (Plus More) Quiz Questions and Answers for Pub Quizzes and Social Nights

At Ingredient Solutions Ltd we are passionate about cheese, so we have put together some cheese themed quizzes to use for your Zoom quizzes and social functions. We have thrown in a few other related topics, wine and bread and a few googlies to keep you on your toes.
Hope you enjoy them. Answers at the bottom.



  1. Who was dubbed “the father of Cheddar cheese”?
    (a) Joseph Harding (b) Joseph Heeler (c) Joseph Cheddar
  2. Casu Marzu is a beautiful Sardinian sheep's cheese. What added ingredient makes it taste very unique?
    (a) Sardinian lemon liqueur (b) Garlic and herbs (c) Maggots
  3. During the Roman Empire large Roman houses had separate kitchens for manufacturing cheese only, what were they called
    (a) Careale (b) Triclinium (c) Fauces
  4. The term for the craft of maturing and aging cheeses is?
    (a) Affinage (b) Epoquement (c) Maturing
  5. Which type of cheese was used a cannonball during a battle in 1841?
    (a) Edam (b) Parmesan (c) Cheddar
  6. What was the name of the sailor who dreamed of Toasted Cheese in Treasure Island?
    (a) Ben Gunn (b) Long John Silver (c) John Trelawney
  7. Cold Duck is a liquid comprising?
    (a) Juice from cooking duck flamed in brandy (b) A fizzy concoction of sparkling burgundy and champagne. (c) A drink comprising of Angostura bitters and vodka used as an intermediate step in going in for Cold Turkey.
  8. Where might you eat pabellón criollo?
    (a) Venezuela (b) Colombia (c) Italy
  9. What is the name of the second James Bond film?
    (a) Dr No (b) Goldfinger (c) From Russia with love
  10. What was Bob Dylan’s longest song?
    (a) Murder most foul (b) Highlands (c) Like a Rolling Stone

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  1. (a) Joseph Harding
  2. (c) Maggots!
  3. (a) careale
  4. (a) Affinage
  5. (a) Edam cheese was used as cannonballs in a battle between Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1841. One cheese cannonball killed two soldiers.
  6. (a) Ben Gunn
  7. (b) A fizzy concoction of sparkling burgundy and champagne. (Popular in the 1970s,the name comes from a translation of the German Kalte Ente.)
  8. (a) Venezuela (made with white rice, shredded beef, black beans, and fried plantains.)
  9. (c) From Russia with love
  10. (a) Murder most foul - released on March 27, 2020. 16 minutes and 56 seconds, b runs for 16:31, c – 6.30 written in 1965, the longest at the time requiring DJ’s to flip the 7inch promotional disc



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