I was given the opportunity to spend the morning behind the counter at the stall of my friend John Clanon, an affable Californian who settled in Australia many decades ago and is now selling cheeses at the market every Saturday. I have been a loyal customer for a while and got talking, and it became obvious that we might enjoy working together as he was looking for somebody every other Saturday.
Today was my first day, and it was interesting to experience the ebb and flow of customers from the other side of the counter. And I learned a lot about cheese as well! Specially the Italian ones, but also some of the stories behind the "fromages" I thought I knew! John and his lovely assistant Maddy have been very patient with me and my somehow slow learning curve. I have been invited back, so it looks like I was not too much of a nuisance and I certainly sold some cheese and made a few new friends!
Some of my so called Facebook friends were adventurous enough to come and meet me in the flesh and that was certainly a bonus. I totally enjoyed my time there, so I will be glad to return in 2 weeks.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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