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Entry from June 18, 2020
Farmer John Cheese (parmesan cheese)

"Parmesan” cheese is sometimes called “Farmer John” cheese by children. “Farmer John cheese” has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Wikipedia: Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano or Parmesan (/ˌpɑːrmɪˈdʒɑːnoʊ rɛˈdʒɑːnoʊ/, Italian: [parmiˈdʒaːno redˈdʒaːno]) is an Italian hard, granular cheese that is produced from cow’s milk and has aged 12–36 months.

Parmigiano-Reggiano
It is named after the producing areas, the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, the part of Bologna west of the Reno, and Modena (all in Emilia-Romagna); and the part of Mantua (Lombardy) south of the Po. Parmigiano is the Italian adjective for Parma and Reggiano that for Reggio Emilia.

Newspapers.com
16 March 1998, Florida Today (Cocoa, FL), “Milt” by Milt Salamon, pg. 10A, col. 5:
SPEAKING of Italian, Norma reports that is 3-year-old grandson Andre calls the Parmesan cheese he puts on spaghetti “Farmer John cheese”!

Google Groups: rec.pets.dogs.behavior
Bribing to Eat
MaryBeth
10/23/99
Tracy Landauer wrote in message
having added some warm water and (occasionally) some shredded
> Parmesan cheese to make it more appealing.  He *usually* eats it.

Ahhhhhh the Ole “Farmer John**” cheese trick !!

20 December 2003, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), “When kids talk about food, it’s in good taste” by Jon W. Sparks, pg. E1:
Dana Cooper cooked this one up: “My two children, Mason, 6, and Bitsy, 4, are cheese addicts. They may not always know what type of cheese it is, they just know they love it. When eating pasta or pizza they always ask for the ‘Farmer John cheese please,’ meaning Parmesan cheese.”

Twitter
Daniel Johnson, Jr.
@danieljohnsonjr
Replying to @tfdavis
@tfdavis we sometimes call it “Farmer John Cheese” in our home, too
12:59 PM · Dec 11, 2007·Twitter Web Client

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Michael Samuelson
@mlsamuelson
leftover spaghetti for lunch. E calls parmesan “farmer John cheese.”
2:58 PM · Sep 29, 2008·Twitter Web Client

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rchen
@rchen
At what age do you tell your kids it’s Parmesan cheese, and not Farmer John?
11:22 PM · Mar 23, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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that one guy from that thing
@urvillageidiot
after 22 years of being alive i found out that it’s called parmesan and not farmer john cheese
2:16 AM · Feb 18, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Simon Holland
@simoncholland
Kids mispronouncing things is super adorable but at some point I will have to tell my daughter we don’t put Farmer John cheese on spaghetti.
8:26 PM · Apr 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Dancing Queen 101
@Dancing37011753
Replying to @sarahschauer
Daughter- “I guess I’ll put Farmer John Cheese on mine.” (Her Pizza)
Me- “That’s Parmesean cheese, not Farmer John Baby.”
She was 5
11:54 PM · May 23, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Simon Holland
@simoncholland
Kids mispronouncing things is super adorable but at some point I will have to tell my daughter we don’t put Farmer John cheese on spaghetti.
9:02 AM · Jun 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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