I have had the good fortune of finding a great local butcher full of knowledge and a willingness to help. I try to buy as much as I can from him since he is so helpful.
I called yesterday to see if he had high temperature cheese for sale. He told me he did not use enough to keep any in stock. I inquired to the cost when he did buy it. He gave me a price and was not sure if that was for 40lb or 20lb package. He told me to call back today and he would have some information on cost and minimum order quantity. So I call him back and today and find out that there is a minimum order of 20lbs and it will cost $90. There was a pause. So I asked if I bought 10lbs could he use the other 10lbs. He said sure I will order it tomorrow and you can pick it up on Friday afternoon. So going local saved me almost 1/2 and i don't have to wait for delivery. Now I am off to search for a good cheese sausage recipe.