I don't propose to explain it. Cheese is as unlikely as it is likely: a seemingly ordinary food product. Why, then, do we find it treated more thoroughly in palindromes than any other substance? This enigma functions as a perfect metaphor for the whole subject of palindromes, full of eerie truths (Tessa's in Italy: Latin is asset) and bizarre images (Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas).
Chism, Stephen J.
"For Some Reason Cheese,"
Word Ways: Vol. 25
, Article 20.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol25/iss3/20