More Cheese Please!
Here at KingsIsle, we celebrate Cheese Day once a month. This has been our tradition for several years, and it is a fun way to catch up with fellow employees as we eat some tasty cheeses from around the world. But how did we get this strange idea to eat cheese once a month in an organized setting? Read on and maybe you will want to celebrate Cheese Day along with us, month by month.
A long time ago, when Wizard101 was simply a glimmer of an idea being worked on at Kingsisle Entertainment, a young designer got a gift for Christmas. He received a Cheese of a Month Club subscription. With an overabundance of cheese, he started to bring in the cheeses from around the world to the office, inviting everyone to finish off what he couldn’t eat. Once a month, a cheese from another country would arrive with a little pamphlet telling about the history of each cheese. Most of the cheeses were good and a few were bad, but it started a tradition of gathering around a table, eating cheese and crackers and chatting with each other in a relaxed environment.
People started to ask about when the next cheese package would arrive next month, and soon there was an e-mail thread about when the cheese would arrive. When the cheese DID arrive, people would rejoice and talk and laugh and eat a bit of cheese around the break room.
But all good things must come to an end, and that end was the discontinuation of the designer’s Cheese of the Month Club. For, you see, it had been a year since the initial cheese had been shared around the table, and the subscription died out. The designer left the company, and all hope was lost, for we had no cheese.
Until one day, a not-so-young but inspired artist decided that we didn’t need a Cheese of the Month Club as an excuse for eating cheese. We didn’t need one person determining when we could eat some snacks. The concept was stronger than one individual. That realization was when Cheese Day was born. We got people to bring their own favorite cheeses for others to share. Every month, we have discovered many different cheeses that still to this day surprise even me. The concept of Cheese Day is one of sharing and simple conversation around a break room table. It is a break from the busy day and instead focuses on how good a simple flake of 10 year old cheddar tastes on the tongue. (The answer? Very, VERY good, thank you very much.)
So, we celebrate Cheese Day here at Kingsisle. We may have started this tradition, but we encourage every business and family, large and small, to start their own Cheese Day. Announce a date; buy some cheese and crackers, (The more variety, the better) and simply eat and talk with your coworkers or family. Oh, and tell us about your Cheese Day experiences and maybe take some pictures and send them to us at email@example.com. We would love to spread this idea to the rest of the country, for it is both relaxing and delicious.
And isn’t that what life is all about? As we enjoy our delicious cheese, we’d love to hear from you. Share your favorite kind of cheese in the comments! Happy Cheese Day, everyone!