Gypsum based mineral Chalk denied today that its partnership with Cheese was in any way under strain, despite Cheese’s failure to gain backing for much-needed blackboard reforms within the wider fatty lactose product community.
‘Cheese has informed me that, with regret, he has been unable to persuade the bulk of back-shelf Caerphillys to give a toss about blackboards’ said Chalk. ‘I therefore withdraw my offer of help for settling the vexed boundary question of what separates a soft from a hard curd-based milk product. A pity, as we chalks are thought quite good at drawing lines.’
Critics claim it is only a matter of time before the partners storm off to their respective pantries / store cupboards, but inside sources suggest that residual affection remains.
‘Over the years I have come to love Chalk,’ said Cheese, ‘despite claims from my peers that some of his crumbly flakiness has rubbed off on me. I only hope a soupcon of my oily, rubbery smoothness has rubbed off on him in return’.