Friday, December 28, 2007

Get Thee to the Cheese Shop!

The Cheese Shop in Merchants Square in Williamsburg, VA to be more specific. And when you go, order a smoked turkey sandwich on wheat with extra house (dressing, that is). What a delight! Shaved smoked turkey piled on wheat bread. The bread crust satisfactorily crunches while the inside is extremely soft and fresh. The sandwich already has a smear of the house dressing - a delectable mix of whole grain mustard and mayonaise plus a few other things thrown in - but I need more which appears in a little plastic lidded container. And now to the eating. Over the years I developed a somewhat strange ritual when consuming this sandwich. First of all, I pull the crust off of the bread and dip them in the extra house dressing. Yum! Then I eat the rest of the sandwich dipping each bite into the house dressing. Oh my god - what a truly great taste sensation. And all for $5! (Wow, when I first started eating Cheese Shop sandwiches, they were only $3.)

I admit that if Williamsburg is busy, ordering a sandwhich can be a real pain in the ass - a line to order, an enormous line to wait until it's prepared, and a line to pay. All the while, jostling among tourists who do not have a clue. But the pleasure is well worth it. And if smoked turkey is not your thing - try a roast beef or country ham.

5 comments:

scott said...

you just have to eat at Fat Canary next to Cheese shop in Williamsburg,some excellent food to be eaten for dinner.

Frog said...

That dressing is worth the drive to Williamsburg. The Cheese Shop rocks.

pjpink said...

One evening I plan to eat at Fat Canary. I've heard great things and the menu looked very enticing.

Eiffel Tartan said...

I had been introduced to the Cheese Shop last year, and since then I have tried several different sandwiches, never to be disappointed!

Straw said...

I absolutely love that place and I'm glad to see that there are others also tormented by the siren song that is the house dressing.

I too love the turkey on wheat (with Swiss cheese).

I feel a trip to Williamsburg coming on...