Fancy cheese samples

Budgets are tight with vacation expenses and back to school looming next month. Splurging at the grocery store might be out of the question for you right now. Well, think again. Visit the fancy cheese section of your local grocer (I went to Whole Foods here in Austin), and scout out their small pieces and samples bin. You can get an array of small portions of expensive cheeses without breaking the bank, and it’s a good way to try out lots of different types of cheese.

If your store doesn’t have one of these bins, suggest it to the cheesemonger (what a fun word to say!).