We had a lovely time walking around Merchants' Square, but it was lunch time and we had not had breakfast. We weren't looking for a sit-down restaurant. It was parents' weekend for students from William and Mary College and the lines were long anyhow. As we were walking by The Cheese Shop I thought it would be a place we could get something light. It had a variety of sandwiches to choose from on their menu board.
I ordered the Egg Salad on wheat bread and Gregg the Prosciutto and Provolone on Foccacia bread. Knowing we were in for another wonderful meal that night, we were happy that the portions were of a normal size, satisfying but not daunting. The other treat we got was a Cream Soda which we only seem to purchase when traveling.
We will not hesitate to head to this place for lunch the next time we visit. Not getting any freebies for this bit of advertising. I like to give credit where credit is due when visiting a place we enjoy.The wine cellar and restaurant is downstairs. We will check them out the next time we visit. In the meantime it was fun browsing through the shop and I was interested in what they had on sale, as you can see from the following photos. I picked two small cans while Gregg was waiting for our order, one filled with trail mix (for me) and peppered peanuts (for Gregg). My trail mix is below and it was excellent. He declared his peanuts a hit, he liked the peppery taste. He also said the peanuts were firmer and crunchier, and he didn't need that many in one sitting. We haven't seen this particular brand in our area.
These pumpkins were at the top of the stairs which led down to the wine tasting area and the restaurant.
It looks like each person in this artwork was wearing a gourd for a hat, with a separate figure on the ledge giving a 3-D-ish effect.
We chose to sit outside and eat our lunch. Not too many tables were being used. We had just found one, sat down, started to take our sandwiches out of the bag, when who should turn up? Our son with a big grin on his face. He and our dear daughter-in-law had gone off to a pancake house earlier, and had their own walk around another area of Williamsburg. They had returned to the hotel and daughter-in-law was having a rest in their room. Son knew that we were walking around and would be getting a bite to eat. He tracked us using our cell phones. Yes, we are all connected and it comes in very useful for times such as these. I was shocked at first as I didn't know who on earth was trying to sit right next to us at our table, until we were at eye level. We had a good laugh when he told us how how he had found us (the feature isn’t used all the time and can be turned off.) As no one seemed to need the table we stayed for almost an hour chatting. Fun and unexpected as we didn't think we would be seeing him until it was time to meet up for the wedding ceremony.
And that is about it for our walk around Williamsburg.
I hope you enjoyed your look inside The Cheese Shop. It is another place I am looking forward to going back to when we go south again.