It’s not my favoured way of shopping but taking consideration of changes in shopping habits in the current circumstances - we feel like all of us are being encouraged & directed toward ‘grab & go’ kind of purchasing.
It is what made me start thinking about buying individual cheeses (not cut cheeses): they are a quick and easy way of purchasing, “grab and go”. As a matter of fact the customer is getting a much better value for their money and their cheeses represent a whole & ‘individual’ expression of the cheese. It’s the perfect way of serving cheese to company, whether that is two people or a bunch. Just think about it - all you need is a plate and a knife, you slice a piece off and you can see the cheese as a whole inside & out as a centre piece of the table. Individual cheeses tend to keep better and longer depending on how they have been looked after.
Also you can ‘dress them up‘ whether it’s choice of baguette, fresh fruit, dry fruit, pickle for cheese or pairing it with a choice of your favourite drink.
I am a big fan of Kentucky Bourbon so we always try to have a bottle or two stashed away in the bar. On this ocassion we have Four Roses Single Barrel aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon to enjoy.
It’s lovely on the rocks or for ladies probably a better bet is to fix up a delish Old Fashioned. Which is what I did.