Skip to comments.$93 White Stilton Gold Cheese
Posted on 11/25/2011 4:23:04 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
As we prep to overindulge this Thanksgiving holiday, there are certain signs of excess we cant deny an extra helping of buttery mashed potatoes, a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and perhaps late-night second helpings are all inevitable. But a slice of $93 gold cheese isnt something youd typically see on an American Thanksgiving spread.
Americans love to double their calorie intake on Thanksgiving, but doubling their price for cheese is a bit much. Of course, the steep price of Long Clawsons White Stilton Gold might have something to do with the real gold flakes in it.
The naturally aged British cheese has been made of real gold and is being heralded as an ideal platter for this years Christmas menu. Created from premium white Stilton, edible gold leaf and gold Cinnamon Schapps, the limited edition gold lead Stilton is appealing both to the eye and taste buds.
The longevity of Long Clawson Dairys cheese making career has little to do with the type of cheese they have created, but lets just say that they know what theyre doing. Unfortunately for the British team, the Long Clawson White Stilton Gold isnt the only expensive cheese creation from around the world.
Serbian cheese makers have claimed their production from donkeys milk, Pule cheese, is the most expensive in the world costing $1,350 per kilogram. The price isnt the only thing interested parties have to cut through the Balkan donkeys cheese isnt readily available, and must be specially ordered despite the attraction it gained to Serbian farmers.
That’s pretty extravagant. And is it healthy to eat metal?
But how about those “heritage” turkeys?
One of the powerline guys said his wife made an Amish Heritage Turkey and gave a link. The cost is about $8.00 a pound!
Has anyone had one? Are they really 8 times better than a regular turkey?
I mean, you know, it’s turkey.
I will try that. We like brie a lot and it will be good to have a nice American outfit to support.
The best brie I ever had I got in some real cheese shop in Brooklyn.
So, I hope your recommended brand will be as good.
Thanks. Its good to know that you dont want to outlaw really expensive cheese. : ),
Thats not to say I would, even if I could afford it, buy cheese with gold flex in it for $93 a pound as I dont think that would improve the flavor at all. But then I do like some fine imported cheeses and I love Stilton, Huntsman, Brie and in a head nod to my Norwegian heritage, some good imported Gjetost during the Christmas season. I can get them all at my local Wegmans so Im both thrifty and supporting a fine American company. And I gladly share them with my family and friends.
I work hard, pay my bills and am pretty thrifty all year long but during Christmas, I may splurge a bit on some treats.
And I like me some very good dark chocolate and make no secrete about eating it. Ill however pass on the dung cakes, with or without the gold flex. :) ,
I can't change it and I wouldn't pass a law to ban it - never. Just sad that a fine nation is devolving so clearly into a pagan cesspool.
My nephew for instance is extremely bright and very hard working and successful and a few years ago he bought a BMW sports car (not a new one but a previously owned one for a very good price). I was shocked however when he told me it cost nearly a $1,000 just to replace the headlamps. I drive a 4 cylinder 8 year old Toyota with a manual transmission that I bought used. I cringed when I had to spend $300 on new tires : ).
Do I resent my nephew? No. Do I think hes delving into a pagan cesspool because he wanted and could well afford a very expensive car that I couldnt? No. He supports his wife and their two children very well, his hard work and creativity creates jobs for others, he is responsible and actually quite frugal in many ways, he pays his taxes, is putting a lot away in savings and for his retirement and is generous in helping his family and friends when they need help.
He is living what I would consider the American Dream and Im very proud of him.
And I dont really care how someone else chooses to spend their own money as long as they are not confiscating, redistributing and spending mine.
When you talk about brainless consumption you sound a bit like you would be more comfortable hanging around with the OWS crowd as that is part of their mantra. I dont think you are but you might want to consider that when demonizing others for what they choose to spend on things you think are flagrant excesses.
How about wearing silk rather than wool or linen rather the tow? John Hancock's outfits with their gold embroidery would have given Liberace a run for his money. Was he not part of "Historic America"?
Also not part of our bedrock values and traditions? Maybe we should drink ale or only water?
I think it is interesting that we have created a world where such things are actually in reach of many rather then being in a world were only a few thousand on the whole earth could even dream of it while the rest ate bread that had a lot of chaff in it.
Now I do think it is silly (the gold leaf not the cheese) but I think a lot of things are silly without regarding them as the end of a culture.
“I prefer select aged goobermint cheese, especially from the Eisenhower administration.”
LOL! Between growing up poor in inner-city Milwaukeestan to 20 years in the Army - that cheese means ‘home’ to me. My Grandma could make the BEST Mac-n-Cheese from our Free Goobermint Cheese. I still crave it! :)
Me, too. And I gave up Brie a long time ago. However, some store brand Cream Cheese on a store-brand Ritz with a plop of store brand grape jelly on top can kind of fool you...until better days come your way again. Worked for me! :)
Huntsman - one of my faves, too! Need a trip to ‘Cheesers’ in beautiful downtown Stoughton, WI to git me some!
Perhaps I should have stated that I consider this stone cold stupid in much the same way that vapid, surgically altered bodies and faces stare at the camera for the front pages of supermarket tabloids in order to be recognized and admired. Eating gold has nothing to do with valuable additions to diet, health or high performance transportation. It will never trickle down to the masses as a valuable addition to life and pleasure. It does, however, waste resources by flushing them down the sewer in a grotesque and ostentatious way that does nothing - nothing - for anyone but the senseless idiot that consumes such trash.
Surely, that says something about the age we live in. If you don't see it, well, bon appetit!
What? Pay cash money for JELLY? You nuts.
I have enough homemade pepper jelly to last me until 2013 when they swear in President Sarah, LOL!
At this point in the commodities market I would suggest pre- or post-filtering for those flakes, LOL!
(They’re probably using gold painted lead in the Goldschlager these days, LOL!)
Give me a good swiss on ham and I am happy.
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