Inspired by Jonathan's class I thought I'd give it a go. I don't have Cinema 4D, but I do have Cheetah3D, so it was a matter of trying to replicate what Jonathan was doing. It took a while to make the particle emitter work, but I got there in the end.
A green glass texture was used for the render above.
The cheese texture was courtesy of a contributor to the Cheetah 3D forum.