Let's Talk About Ordering Cheese Online
Are you living in a tiny little town, believing you have no access to artisan cheese? Well, that's where you're wrong. You may not have a local cheese shop, or even an adequate grocery store dairy case, but you do have the Internet.
Online cheese retailers usually pack their cheese shipments in insulated containers full of icepacks and styrofoam peanuts, then ship them one- or two-day service to almost anywhere in the country. You may be inclined to doubt that a few icepacks will be enough to keep your precious order refrigerated enough to not spoil, but fear not. On more than one occasion I've received an order of cheese two days after its ship date, and the cheese is so cold, I have to leave it out on the counter for an hour to reach room temperature.
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