In 2009, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic interviewed Chad Channing
, who was the band's drummer from 1988 to 1990, for Seattle Weekly
. The former bandmates reminisced over the Bleach
track, with Novoselic saying, "I think one of the best songs you and I worked together on was 'Big Cheese.' Kurt came up with that two-note riff for the verses. You and I took off for that instrumental bridge. I went up high on the neck of the bass, and you did that great double kick!"
Channing added: "That's one of my favorite songs. You know why it really worked for me? My friends and I would play our 45s on 33 rpm. It would sound deeper and heavier at that speed."