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

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 22, 2016
“What kind of cheese do you use to disguise a small horse?"/"Mascarpone.”

One popular cheese joke is:

Q: What cheese do you use to disguise a small horse?
A: Mascarpone.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2009.


Wikipedia: Mascarpone
Mascarpone (/ˌmæskɑːrˈpoʊniː/, or /ˈmɑːskərpoʊn/; Italian: [maskarˈpoːne]) is an Italian cheese made from cream, coagulated by the addition of certain acidic substances, such as lemon juice, vinegar, citric acid or acetic acid. It is recognized as a Prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale (traditional regional food product).

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Govende
Matthew Caldwell
5/14/97
> What’s Mascarpone?
A small horse in full slap.

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‏@ICETWICE
What cheese should one use in order to hide a small horse? Mascarpone of course!
4:04 PM - 27 Jul 2009

Hijack (Bristol Music Culture
able
Re: All time top two bestest cheese jokes ever.
Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009, 11:17:05
(...)
What kind of cheese do you use to disguise a small horse?
Marscapone

Google Books
What’s So Funny?
By Kevin Sheedy
New York, NY: Penguin Books
2010
Pg. ?:
What kind of cheese can hide a small horse?
Mascarpone.

Google Books
Say Cheese
By Tutu Tyutyunnik
London: Head of Zeus Ltd
2014
Pg. ?:
WHAT CHEESE DO YOU USE TO HIDE A SMALL HORSE?
MASCARPONE.

Hexjam
17 of the best cheese jokes of all time
Cheesy does it.

Rich Cooper - 13 February 2015
(...)
What kind of cheese do you use to disguise a small horse?
Mascarpone.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, February 22, 2016 • Permalink