Nice article landing on the day that I featured Hook’s Blue here at Wedge in The Round. There are several Blues coming up this month.
Wendy Levy is the proprietor of Brattleboro Cheese Shop & Café, and is a professional cheesemonger. I’ve found the easiest way to get through to somebody like this is to simply smile and hand them a cheese they say they won’t like… they’ll light up, say “OMG it’s delicious!” and then blush when I say, yeah… that’s sheep
If you are lucky enough to love your work, good for you. But I don’t have to tell you that even the most fabulous jobs have at least one annoying thing about them.
For me, as a cheesemonger, it’s people who say things like “Oh, I don’t like goat cheese” or “I don’t like blue cheese,” as if all cheeses in those categories taste exactly the same.
Unless you’ve tried at least six different examples of a category of cheese, I’m sorry, but you can’t say that you don’t like it.
That’s like saying that just because one cat scratched the heck out of your hand when you were 5 years old, that you “don’t like cats.” (Oh, wait. I say that.)
Moving right along.