It’s been busy at the cheese shop. Customers are going through their shopping lists, and work places are hosting their holiday parties at the Cellar. Yesterday, I made up an enormous cheese, chocolate, and wine gift basket for a customer. I wish I had taken a picture because it turned out wonderfully! I put some Prima Donna, Midnight Moon, Délice des Crémiers, and Valdeon in with some Rustic Bakery tart cherry, cocoa nib, and almond crostini, Bovetti chocolate, Valerie artisanal toffees, and a bottle of the Dubost syrah (I think it is the ’06 vintage). Today, lots of people came in to buy cheeses as well. I love the holidays!
After this week, I think I will be working a different schedule. First off, I’ll be away all week next week, so no updates then! After that, I am going to start working a couple of nights a week, which means—CHEESE PLATES! This should be interesting.
To top everything off, I managed to sneak into the Orange County Register this morning–with a wheel of the Noord Hollander 5-year gouda. The topic is about how to build sales tax revenue for San Clemente, and thus how to increase sales within San Clemente. I don’t really think my blurb makes much sense, now that I look at it again, but I meant to say that the Cellar tries to showcase some of the rich local culture to encourage people to shop local. In any case, the article is here. You can see me with the gouda in the photo slide show.
See you later, reader! Thank you for stopping by!