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$93 White Stilton Gold Cheese
EXEC Digital ^ | Today-ish | Meaghan Clark

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 can’t 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 isn’t something you’d 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 Clawson’s 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 year’s 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 Dairy’s cheese making career has little to do with the type of cheese they have created, but let’s just say that they know what they’re doing. Unfortunately for the British team, the Long Clawson White Stilton Gold isn’t the only expensive cheese creation from around the world.

Serbian cheese makers have claimed their production from donkey’s milk, Pule cheese, is the most expensive in the world – costing $1,350 per kilogram. The price isn’t the only thing interested parties have to cut through – the Balkan donkey’s cheese isn’t readily available, and must be specially ordered despite the attraction it gained to Serbian farmers.


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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


51 posted on 11/26/2011 4:13:12 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Navy Patriot

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.


52 posted on 11/26/2011 4:16:51 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
True enough. It's the mainstreaming that is the thing. It is genuinely contrary to the bedrock principles of our culture and only inflames resentment and desire - flaunting, if you will. Historic Americanism values work, thrift and Judeo-Christian values but, hey, food eaten in secret is sweet - as the Bible says. It also says that those who eat dainties shall eat dung cakes. I'm not calling for an abolition of this kind of behavior, just regret that the culture is so sodden with idiocy to the detriment of solid values that will carry the most people the longest distance.
53 posted on 11/26/2011 5:28:12 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Expiate your inner liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
True enough. It's the mainstreaming that is the thing. It is genuinely contrary to the bedrock principles of our culture and only inflames resentment and desire - flaunting, if you will. Historic Americanism values work, thrift and Judeo-Christian values but, hey, food eaten in secret is sweet - as the Bible says. It also says that those who eat dainties shall eat dung cakes. I'm not calling for an abolition of this kind of behavior, just regret that the culture is so sodden with idiocy to the detriment of solid values that will carry the most people the longest distance.

Thanks. It’s good to know that you don’t want to outlaw really expensive cheese. : ),

That’s not to say I would, even if I could afford it, buy cheese with gold flex in it for $93 a pound as I don’t 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 Wegman’s so I’m 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. I’ll however pass on the dung cakes, with or without the gold flex. :) ,

54 posted on 11/26/2011 6:05:37 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA
Freedom is freedom. However, our system works when we govern ourselves in line with our Nation's core values, er, morality. Nothing wrong with splurges or specialties; it is the flagrant excess that is symptomatic of deeper disorders. Heck, I wet my pants earlier this year when if found and bought a 100 year old corn sheller for $60. The wife thought is was excess (she's never done the job) but I say it was soundly spent money. But this kind of thing (and it's all about crapping gold - that's the end product and the upfront truth), well, when brainless consumption is popularized you get teenagers shooting other kids for $250 sneakers.

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.

55 posted on 11/26/2011 6:22:11 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Expiate your inner liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
What you and I might think of as a flagrant excess might not be so much of a flagrant excess to someone else.

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 he’s delving into a “pagan cesspool” because he wanted and could well afford a very expensive car that I couldn’t? 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 I’m very proud of him.

And I don’t 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 don’t 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.

56 posted on 11/26/2011 6:56:42 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Did you also lament the mainstreaming of pepper and other spices which were also once only with in the reach of the very wealthy? Are they contrary to our bedrock principles?

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"?

Chocolate? Sugar?

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.

57 posted on 11/26/2011 2:39:35 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“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! :)


58 posted on 11/26/2011 3:21:20 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Cicero

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! :)


59 posted on 11/26/2011 3:25:00 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Daffynition

Huntsman - one of my faves, too! Need a trip to ‘Cheesers’ in beautiful downtown Stoughton, WI to git me some!


60 posted on 11/26/2011 3:28:05 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Always gets *raves* on the Christmas cheese tray. ;D

There's a tree in Tokyo to go with your fancy cheese!

61 posted on 11/26/2011 3:48:30 PM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
My suggestion...switch out that jelly for some hot pepper preserve [you can get Dickenson's from England in most grocery stores for pretty cheap, and it's good]...you can thank me later. ;D


62 posted on 11/26/2011 3:52:14 PM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; MD Expat in PA
No, my friends, I'm not a ban-ner. Nor am I a redistributionist or socialist. Additionally, I don't deny anyone whatever they wish to buy as long as they legitimately earn their wealth.

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!

63 posted on 11/26/2011 5:26:47 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Expiate your inner liberal racist guilt, but use your brain: Vote CAIN in 2012!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I prefer my gold flakes the old fashioned way.......


64 posted on 11/26/2011 5:31:26 PM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: Daffynition

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!


65 posted on 11/27/2011 5:56:03 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: liberalh8ter

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!)


66 posted on 11/27/2011 5:59:40 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I have never appreciated different cheeses. Of course, they are there. Seemingly hundreds of kinds at the super market.

Give me a good swiss on ham and I am happy.

67 posted on 11/27/2011 6:02:42 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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