I just wanted to let people know about a terrible cheese shop, "Qui Lait Cru" at the Jean-Talon Market. I have been there several times, each time giving them another chance to redeem themselves. But this last time was the LAST time. I couldn't believe it but I was treated even more horribly on this last occasion than on any others!
As I walked into the shop, I was friendly, polite, and, well, quite ordinary (and I was also speaking very clear, correct French -- not that one should be abused if their French is bad -- but just to let you know). I approached one of the cheese-counter people and inquired about some cheese in a perfectly normal way. But what a sudden, awful shock! They have some wildly unfriendly, misanthropic, really nasty people working there (and one was apparently an owner!). I was completely floored by the way this man treated me. Right from the start, he was so hostile and nasty -- it was unbelievable. I left there totally appalled and incredulous. Needless to say, I will NOT be giving them any more chances (I'm not a masochist).
There is good news, though: I quickly found a wonderful place to buy delicious cheese just a few steps away, at the MARCHE DES SAVEURS, where they have very nice employees, and where they sell many different cheeses, most of them from the Quebec region, but some from other countries too (France, for one). The cheese-counter person at this place was a true delight -- very pleasant and helpful and knowledgeable. What a contrast!
So you've been warned: If you want to keep feeling happy and nice about people, keep away from the "Qui Lait Cru" cheese shop.