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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A Very Highland Christmas

This Christmas was my first one spent away from home. I had booked my plane ticket to arrive a couple of weeks before the holiday so I could settle in and save some money. I didn’t have anything planned for Christmas and was content to spend it treating myself to a nice meal, but my friend Hannah kindly invited me to spend it with her and her family up in the Highlands.

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