No word from Michelle. I honestly think she needs to get some professional help. She is certifiably crazy.
But I digress. I went to Whole Foods last night to pick up some dinner and I walked by the cheese department. I always find it fascinating but a little intimidating. I probably know the names of a dozen cheeses like everybody else, but here there were hundreds, maybe thousands, of varieties.
I reminded myself that one of the best ways to meet strangers is to ask questions, especially about things I actually want to learn. So I asked the cheese counter guy, “What do you recommend?”
He asked what I was looking for. I admitted that I didn’t know the first thing about cheese. I don’t like soft stuff like Brie. I like Swiss Cheese. I like Provolone. That’s about it. So Cheese Guy spent the next twenty minutes giving me an education in cheese. The basic varieties. What goes with what. What to look for in each variety.
As I was listening, people started to gather around. It seems a lot of people wanted to learn about cheese and were just afraid to ask. I ended up getting an Emmentaler and it was pretty good. I don’t think I’ll ever be a cheese connoisseur, but it’s fun to learn about new stuff and interesting to watch someone talk so passionately about cheese.