A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 01, 2019
“What is Medusa’s favorite cheese?"/"Gorgonzola.”

Gorgonzola cheese doesn’t contain the Gorgons of ancient Greek mythology, but there are jokes. A riddle has been cited in print since at least 2009:

Q: What is Medusa’s favorite cheese?
A: Gorgonzola.


“What is Perseus’s least favorite cheese?"/"Gorgonzola” is a related riddle.


WikipediaL Gorgonzola
Gorgonzola (/ɡɔːrɡənˈzoʊlə/; Italian pronunciation: [ɡorɡonˈdzɔːla]) is a veined Italian blue cheese, made from unskimmed cow’s milk. It can be buttery or firm, crumbly and quite salty, with a “bite” from its blue veining.

Wikipedia: Gorgon
In Greek mythology, a Gorgon (/ˈɡɔːrɡən/; plural: Gorgons, Ancient Greek: Γοργών/Γοργώ Gorgon/Gorgo) is a female creature.

While descriptions of Gorgons vary across Greek literature and occur in the earliest examples of Greek literature, the term commonly refers to any of three sisters who had hair made of living, venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld her to stone. Traditionally, while two of the Gorgons were immortal, Stheno and Euryale, their sister Medusa was not and she was slain by the demigod and hero Perseus.

Twitter
Gruggach
@gruggach
What is Medusa’s favourite cheese?
10:44 AM · Apr 21, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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J.T.
@JT_Fales
What was Medusa’s favorite cheese?GORGONzola! (That’s an original.
I’d like to thank my Italian textbook for inspiration.)
9:22 AM · Oct 15, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Joe Granville
@metaregress
What’s Medusa’s favorite cheese? Gorgonzola. #sosorry #speakingofcheese
5:32 AM · Jan 12, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Bioplus
@BioplusBoost
What is Medusa’s favorite cheese? Ans: Gorgonzola
8:45 AM · May 24, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Facebook
Roth Cheese
February 24, 2014 ·
Riddle me this: What is Medusa’s favorite cheese?

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/Astolph March 17, 2014
What was Medusa’s favorite cheese?
Gorgon-zola.

Reddit—Dota2dadjokes
Posted by u/Rinfiyks September 27, 2014
What is medusa’s favourite cheese?
Gorgonzola

Twitter
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@PralleTrolley
What’s medusa’s favorite cheese?
GORGONzola
11:35 AM · Jun 18, 2019·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/psymphoire August 1, 2019
What’s Medusa’s favourite cheese?
Gorgonzola.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, August 01, 2019 • Permalink