When stood on edge, cheese wheels really do look like wheels!
One of my favorite memories from Switzerland--Gruyere!
Welcome to the Shuk Mahane Yehuda store of "BASHER, The King of Cheese."
The hole-y Swiss Emmental was tagged "special price" but I didn't see how much it cost because I was having too much fun just taking pictures.
And I'm sure all these imported luxury cheeses are beyond my budget anyway.
Cheesemaking is such an art and such hard and satisfying work. (This I know from working a year and a half in the cheese dairy of an Israeli sheep farm.)
That's why I was so excited to see the nearly one thousand kinds of cheese in this fromagerie today!
Their website says that Eli Basher travels every month to Rungis, the famous wholesale food market at the outskirts of Paris, to select the cheeses.
Of course, he has plenty of great Israeli cheese and dairy products too.
The store has just been renovated and now it is very open and even more inviting.