Grate Expectations – a Crash Course in Being a Cheesemonger

Friends, acquaintances, colleagues–hell, sometimes even strangers–all know about my love for cheese [Editor’s Note: I’m snacking on a cheese plate as I write this]. Recently, I fulfilled a long-term dream of mine by working in a cheese shop. My friend Caoimhe, the manager of one of the Mellis Cheese shops here in Edinburgh, asked if I’d be interested in joining the team for the festive season–of course I jumped at the opportunity!

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Dissertation Madness Nearly Complete

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Grate title right? 😉

After a whopping 15 weeks of research, writing, and revision, a completed dissertation has been handed in! All that’s left is a 20-minute presentation in front of a panel of gastro-peeps (also known as lecturers) and it is off to be marked. I analysed the marketing of cheese as well as the media’s coverage of cheese in Scotland and compared the two to see if cohesive messaging is being produced by the two camps or not. Continue reading