I am so tired after today, I don’t think I’ll be doing much great cheese analysis. I didn’t have time to really take notes, anyway. During the day, I am usually the only person in the store, so I have to man both the bar and the cheese counter. That alone doesn’t bother me, unless I am required to do both at the same time. It’s tough because they’re at opposite ends of the room. But then again, I don’t mind handling both–the clients just get some slow service because I haven’t yet mastered how to give out cheese samples behind the counter and wait tables at the same time. I do wonder if there is some way I could handle this better, especially if the number of groups climbs above four.
Today was just a whirlwind. After having just enough time to replenish the front counter with some newly-delivered cheeses, clients started coming in for afternoon glasses of wine, beer, and making their cheese purchases for weekend parties. Although it was extremely busy, I felt pretty invigorated by being able to help so many clients. After a while, though, I did feel the need to call Dawn, one of the owners, and ask for back up! I didn’t want anyone to feel neglected by my slow service! Luckily, though, the clients today were all very kind and understanding, and didn’t mind waiting for little Miss Cheesemonger as she helped clients find birthday and wedding anniversary presents, and serve up both wine and beer on tap. Yes, I CAN do the beer pour now!
As for the title of the post, today’s popular cheese turned out to be the slightly sweet Barely Buzzed, an American cheese (from Utah) rubbed in a secret blend of coffee grinds. Ours has developed a gorgeous sea foam green and white flowery mold on top of the coffee grinds.
Anyway, it is making out to be a great day at the store, and a great evening, too! I’m already asleep, though. Good night. Tomorrow is another day, with another story!