The deli owner was bashing away on items with the label maker. I showed her the packet. "Does that really say $2.00?"
"Yes," she said. "I have to warn you that it expires today."
"It's cheese! It'll keep for ages in the fridge."
She laughed. "I know, but jf I don't sell it today I have to give it to my pigs."
"Lucky pigs." I looked at the racks of cheeses. "I will have to disappoint them."
So I picked up:
3 x 125g King Island Dairy Camenbert @ $2.00 each (Down from $10.50)
3 x 125g King Island Dairy Triple Cream Brie @ $2.00 each (Down from $12 each)
4 x 200g King Island Dairy blue-vein brie @ $2.00 (Down from $12 ea)
6 tubs sliced olives in mild chilli-flavoured oil @ 50c each (down from $5 each)
$133.50 worth of cheese and olives for $21
I love cheese, and yet I have never had so much cheese in my fridge at one time.
I gave Mum some of the camenberts and bries. She'd not so keen on the blue cheese.
In the mid 80s I lived in Sydney and had to commute to Wynyard Station. Every afternoon a fellow would get into the carriage, find a seat, then reach into his bag and pull out two slices of bread. Then he'd pull from the bag a small wheel of camenbert, and put it between the slices. The whole wheel, unsliced. And then he'd eat it. I was always amazed by this.
My lunch for the foreseeable future will be slices of brie (or camenbert) and olive sandwiches.
I feel so decadent! And yet, cheap.