Why is this piece called a "cheese slope"? "Slope" I get; but "cheese"?

The second mouse gets the cheese

  • Aside from the shape, it is also true that the cheese slope is the same color as cheddar cheese. – user7871 Oct 30 '16 at 13:50
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    Sadly it comes in a number of different colours, not all of which could be considered cheese. On top of that, the slope in the question is more of a Red Leicester, rather than a Cheddar. – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 31 '16 at 13:19

A cheese slope resembles a chunk of cheese from a cheese wheel. They happen to also be the perfect size for minifigures to interact with:

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‘Lego Cheese Farm’ by AIatariel, http://www.flickr.com/photos/alatariel1181/10582728886/

  • Although "cheese slope" seems to be the more common term now, they are also sometimes called "cheese wedge slopes," which refers more clearly to the origin of the name. – 62Bricks Dec 8 '13 at 2:10

As was mentioned in another answer, the cheese slope looks like a slice of cheese at around minifigure scale. This part has also actually been used as cheese in official sets, including Medieval Market Village:

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