Canterbury Cheesemongers was on my shopping route this morning. A distant daughter had arranged a Christmas treat for her father which needed to be collected. I arrived just after 10am to find the shop full, a queue outside, and a notice inviting us to take a number and wait. A light rain was starting to fall, and a man behind me in the queue, newly arrived from England, said that as it was raining and he was in a queue he felt quite at home.
Luckily for me a staff member came to ask if anyone had pre-ordered, and I was promptly served. The reason for the queue was the number of people who wanted to peruse the wide selection of cheeses before making their choice. Stephen’s box has come safely home and the cheese is now carefully stored in the fridge.
If you want special cheeses I suggest you go soon, and be prepared to wait. Our festive shopping is complete. I’m just waiting for the rain to stop so I can harvest the rest of the cherries, i.e. the ones we’ve managed to block the birds from.
“You may find that the queue’s a squeeze
if you are seeking festive cheese.”