This Week at Saxelby Cheesemongers
More smelly cheese than you can shake a stick at.
I don’t know how it has come to pass, but through some combination of my own taste buds asserting their wishes and those of the farmers who whose cheeses line the shelves at Saxelby Cheesemongers, there is something stinky afoot. Maybe it’s just the time of year… it’s finally cold enough to tuck into a raunchy piece of Hooligan or Fil-A-Buster with genuine zeal. Or maybe the cheese makers are conspiring to stink up the whole of the Lower East Side, using my shop as their mothership. Which is fine by me. I kind of like the idea of the cheeses being in charge of the whole thing.
At any rate, it merits a visit to Saxelby Cheesemongers, where the ratio of stink to non-stink is tipping seriously toward the former. In addition to being super rich and delicious, stinky cheeses can be used to your advantage in the following situations. Try it. You can thank me later!
Getting a seat to yourself on the subway.
I did this last week using a giant chunk of Grayson from Meadow Creek Dairy that I was delivering to a restaurant. A whole family actually moved to the other end of the car! Ooops…
Really socking it to irritating relatives at dinner parties.
One customer of mine came in to the shop once asking for the most rank cheese that I could find (I recommended Winnemere from Jasper Hill Farm) in honor of her impending dinner with her stepmother. Isn’t that thoughtful?!
The refrigerator supremacy sneak-attack.
For those of you with spouses, roommates, or other folks that you may share a refrigerator with. If you need to let them know who’s boss, nothing says ‘Hey, I’m in charge here!’ like a big old piece of Barick Obama (the most recent wunder-kaas from Lazy Lady Farm) permeating the atmosphere.