After a year without Havarti and a long-seeming shift at the Freshers’ Fair, I went out in search of that cheesy comestible. This meant that, for the first time in Oxford, I went into the food section at Marks & Spencer. If there is any evidence of lingering class divides in England, it is the difference in presentation and atmosphere between Sainsbury’s and M&S. When people in Canada talk about the creation of a two-tier system of health care, this is probably more or less what they have in mind.
Alas, Havarti remains out of reach. Your average British supermarket has many kinds of cheese, but this favourite of mine never seems to be among them.