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"I wear the cheese. It does not wear me."
―The Cheese Man[src]

The Cheese Man was an enigmatic figure manifesting in the dreams of Buffy Summers, Rupert Giles, Xander Harris, and Willow Rosenberg, while they were collectively attacked by Sineya following their performance of the enjoining spell. He was always seen with cheese slices and making comments about them, hence the alias.[1]

Behind the Scenes

  • He was portrayed by David Wells.
  • Joss Whedon has described him: “…the Cheese Man — meaningless. Why? Because I needed something in the show that was meaningless, because there is always something in the dream that doesn’t make any sense at all. In this case it was the Cheese Man. He confounds everybody because of that, and people ascribe him meaning. This to me means that we’re being successful, because this means they’re not worried about everything else, which means they sort of did understand most other things.”[2]


  1. "Restless"
  2. "Restless" audio commentary