Sure, there are grocery stores all around that will sell you cheese in blocks, sticks, questionable slices or containers. But why would you want to buy your cheese at the same place you can buy your dish washer detergent?
Visiting the cheese gallery is not only a fun experience but an educational one. At the cheese counter you are warmly welcomed to be an active participant in your ultimate cheese choices.
At Thornbury's Cheese Gallery, you will always find a great cheese selection and a very knowledgeable staff are ready and happy to answer any questions you might have. From the cheesy newbie to the affineurs, everyone is welcome and encouraged to stay awhile. Cafe style lunches specializing in grilled cheese and charcuterie platters are very popular for casual get togethers, business meetings or to just satisfy a cheesy craving.
You will find everything you need as far as accessories (cheese boards) and accompaniments (nuts, chocolate, jams and all kinds of different crackers) to enjoy your cheese picks later. Most importantly, buying your cheese from a reliable, trust-worthy cheese monger ensures that you are getting it in it's best condition.
By building relationships with staff you will receive better and more personalized customer service. Knowing what you like, provides staff with the edge to confidently introduce you to new cheeses that come in. By spending your time and investing in a local business not only are you acquiring new friendships, but also contributing to a healthy local economy. This ulimately translatess into incentive to support other local business. Great for Community building and well being.
It's easy to be a cheese fan when there is so much to choose from. No matter your love for cheese, you might not be equipped with the verbiage you will need to find a cheese that suites your specific pallet.
We've put together a beginner list of cheese terms to use when you are shopping at the Cheese Gallery or any boutique cheese shop, fear not, when you walk into a place like the Cheese Gallery you needn't be intimidated by the awesome selection, that's what we are here for!
Buttery: rich and creamy, with a high butterfat content and a subtle sweetness
Earthy: natural rinds, and possess rustic flavors like clean dirt, grass or hay