Making New Yorkers Say Cheese, Smile or No
A profile on Anne Saxelby, of Saxelby Cheesemongers in Manhattan, written in the NY Times by Alex Witchel
By ALEX WITCHEL
Published: July 26, 2011
ANNE SAXELBY was having quite a day on the day I met with her this month. She was headed to Gracie Mansion for the city’s Neighborhood Achievement Awards, where Saxelby Cheesemongers, her five-year-old shop in the Essex Street Market, was named Manhattan’s Small Business of the Year.
But first things first.
“I feel really bad,” said a young woman, returning a large container of yogurt. “Never feel bad,” Ms. Saxelby said easily, dipping her spoon into it. “Their stuff is not always consistent.” She agreed the taste was off and swapped it for a new one. Then she turned to a customer eager for a ploughman’s sandwich.