Title: Jackson's Great Cheese Levee
Description: A New York dairy farmer sent President Jackson an interesting gift: a 1,400-pound cheese. Jackson left it in the Entrance Hall of the White House to age for two years. In 1837 the President invited the public to come and eat it. The cheese was gone in two hours, but the stain and smell in the Entrance Hall lasted for a long while.
Creator: Benjamin Perley Poore
Credit: Perley's Reminiscences