Jane ambles along the deli counter. Her hand hovers over the aged cheddar, pulls back when she sees the price. Food stamp benefits are too thin for crumbly quality.
She continues down the counter, finally spotting the family-size processed “cheese food” at the end, smiling in spite of her resignation. Its chemical composition may indeed be one molecule away from plastic but along with being affordable, it’s a taste of her childhood. The cheesy cheese is the cheesiest.