He carefully unwraps the cheese, slices it and places each piece on a plate, one by one.
The 43-year-old has been in the restaurant industry since the age of 15.
Callingham, who was a regular patron at the time, purchased Fromagerie Elgin with Cristina Greco in 2011.
“I love meeting new people and developing relationships,” Callingham said.
The clientele ranges in age from 15 to 90. University students and professionals come into this unique Sudbury restaurant on a regular basis to enjoy coffee and a light lunch. Meals can vary anywhere from open-face hot sandwiches, fresh crêpes to cheese plates.
“It makes me smile on the inside when I see someone appreciate something that I like to do.”
The restaurant carries a variety of 80 to 120 different cheeses.
“Cheese is a beautiful thing.”