Cheese Macro

The Cheese macro simply displays the words "I like cheese!" You can use this macro to test the Confluence macro functionality. (smile)

To add the Cheese macro to a page:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros
  2. Find and select the required macro

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Autocomplete for links, files, macros and mentions.

To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.

Note: There are no parameters for this macro.

Code examples

The following examples are provided for advanced users who want to edit the underlying markup for a Confluence page. 

Macro name:  cheese

Macro body: None.

Parameters: None

Storage format example

Wiki markup example

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13 Archived comments

  1. User avatar


    This is my favorite macro of all time!!!

    30 Apr 2008
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      I like cheese!
      17 Feb 2010
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    Michael Dudley

    Myself and two coworkers all had the same reaction upon discovering this macro: we had hoped it would show a picture of cheese!

    22 Mar 2011
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      Sarah Maddox [Atlassian]

      Straight from the fridge in the Atlassian SF office, just for you:


      22 Mar 2011
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    Julie Meloni

    This is so awesome that I had to create an account just to say so.  It makes me especially happy because for the last decade or so I've written web dev books and "I like cheese!" has always been either an example message or an encryption passphrase (or both!) in some of my books' examples....

    ...because cheese is awesome.

    05 Oct 2011
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    Michael Kornatzki

    How do i get rid of the cheese, loremipsum and junit macro?

    thanks, michael

    16 Apr 2012
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      Sarah Maddox [Atlassian]

      Hallo Michael

      To disable the cheese and loremipsum macros, go to the plugin management section of the Confluence Administration Console, find the 'Basic Macros' plugin (under 'System Plugins') and disable the relevant modules (not the entire plugin).

      Similarly, the JUnit Report macro is a module within the 'Advanced Macros' plugin. Be sure to disable just the module, not the entire plugin.

      Cheers, Sarah

      08 May 2012
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        Michael Kornatzki

        Hi Sarah,

        thank you very much. This works (smile)

        cheers, michael

        08 May 2012
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        I'm assuming this has changed in the last year. I can't find any of the information this comment is referencing in order to disable some of the basic macros that are pre-installed. I only found an option to disable all the basic macros, not just individual ones. Could the documentation be updated to explain how to turn off some macros?

        13 May 2013
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    I like cheese!

    03 Jul 2013
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    Chuck Talk [Atlassian]

    I like cheese!

    14 Oct 2014
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    Maxim Yelizarenko

    Can I have a Turtles macro?

    28 Nov 2014
    1. User avatar

      Hans-Peter Geier

      a turkey macro would be more appropriate, given the date ...

      28 Nov 2014
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