Friday, April 11, 2008

in case you were wondering

When your cheesemonger seems cranky, here is why.

Me: Hi, can I help you find anything?
Customer: I'm looking for something good with white wine.
Me: Well, what kind of cheeses do you like?
Customer: Everything! I like all cheese.
Me: How about a goat cheese?
Customer: No, I don't like goat cheese.
Me: How about a blue cheese?
Customer: No, I don't like blue cheese.
Me: Would you like something soft or hard?
Customer: Soft.
Me: Strong or mild?
Customer: Strong.
Me: Here's a taste of a soft, smelly cow's milk cheese from Virginia.
Customer: [tastes cheese] No.
Me: What don't you like? Too strong? Too mild?
Customer: Too soft. I'm looking for something crumbly.
Me: Like this hard, mild pecorino?
Customer: Yes.