Anagram time!

Similar to Anagrams: From Food to Food, but this time its From Cheese to Sneeze, or (almost) Anything You Please.


You must turn the names of cheeses into common nouns using anagrams

The rules:

  • You may not use a computer to do the anagrams (researching the names of cheeses online is fine).
  • You must use single-word names to make single-word answers; hyphenated words are not allowed.
  • Common spelling must be used (your local spelling is fine), using alternate spelling to make a word work is not allowed.
  • Slang and abbreviations are not allowed.


  • Pluralisation is fine


Edam <———> Dame goes; Edam <———> Made does not because 'made' is not a common noun.

Brie <———> Bier works

Have fun!

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    $\begingroup$ As a matter of curiosity, why are answers hidden for this question? If no-one peeks you'll just get many of the same answers repeatedly. If I wanted to find a novel one, I'd have to peek at them all. $\endgroup$ Nov 19, 2018 at 11:17
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    $\begingroup$ just a remark: there really is no way to check if someone used a computer or not $\endgroup$
    – Ivo
    Nov 19, 2018 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ Are the anagrams allowed to be more than one word if the cheese is just the one word? $\endgroup$
    – FrazzleUK
    Nov 19, 2018 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Ivo: I'll leave that to their conscience. $\endgroup$
    – hat
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Frazzle: In short, no. I'll edit to make that absolutely clear. $\endgroup$
    – hat
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:32

5 Answers 5


The three easier ones I could think of are:

Comte -> Comet
Munster -> Sternum
Feta -> Feat\Fate [Which I see WAF found first]

And after going over an extensive cheese list as suggested, I spotted these too:

Geitost -> Egotist
Greve -> Verge
Kasseri -> Kaisers
Madrona -> Roadman
Mascare\Mascares -> Cameras\Massacre
Minuet -> Minute
Molbo -> Bloom
Mona -> Moan
Moonglo -> Monolog
Ragstone -> Negators
Ricotta -> Citator
Romano -> Maroon
Serat -> Tears [and lots more]
Toma -> Atom
Ubriaco -> Caribou

...And I posted some more of these in the food into food challenge.

  • $\begingroup$ IIRC, Maroon is an adjective. $\endgroup$
    – user5521
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Hosch250 Well, color names can also function as nouns, depending on the context. But even if they can't, the word also means an escaped slave or a castaway. $\endgroup$
    – Walt
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:20
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    $\begingroup$ Ah, right; I missed that connotation. You got my upvote, anyway :) $\endgroup$
    – user5521
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:44

goat <———> toga

I borrowed your arrow.

blue <———> lube I don't know if that counts as an abbreviation.
feta <———> fate/feat
parmesan <———> spearman

My domain knowledge is pretty limited. It basically consists of this list.

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    $\begingroup$ Great work! I thought hard about lube before; it is an abbreviation of lubricant, however many dictionaries seem to almost treat it as a word. Personally I feel that it does not count, but if anyone feels different I'll be happy to let it slide. As for cheese names, www.cheese.com has a great list. $\endgroup$
    – hat
    Nov 19, 2018 at 16:38



Are hyphens allowed? Camembert:

cat-member (either a cat's body part, or maybe a feline individual who's part of an organization)

  • $\begingroup$ We have once again converged. I made my most recent edit without seeing yours. $\endgroup$
    – WAF
    Nov 19, 2018 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ @WAF Lol, nice. What are the odds! $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Nov 19, 2018 at 9:43

Here's an attempt

  1. passendale <———> esplanades

  2. sirene <———> serine

  3. esrom <———> morse

  4. orda <———> road


Apparently timelotem (an anagram of mimolette) is an antipsychotic drug.

  • $\begingroup$ Wouldn't that be a proper noun, not a common noun? $\endgroup$
    – hat
    Nov 21, 2018 at 8:04

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