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Old 04-16-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Dutch Vermeer Cheese Sells for $8400 - World's Best Cheese Sold at Auction - Delish.com
I pay less than $8,400 for 24 lbs of cheese. $350/lb. I pay less daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.
And I like cheese. I like it very much.
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Wow! When you said Vermeer, I thought you were going to report on one of Johannes' paintings like Girl with a Pearl Earring. Now, THAT would definitely be sold for thousands.

Sure hope the cheese is delicious!
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Wow! When you said Vermeer, I thought you were going to report on one of Johannes' paintings like Girl with a Pearl Earring. Now, THAT would definitely be sold for thousands.

Sure hope the cheese is delicious!
Well, *I'D* never spend that kind of money on something less than an investment and to me, cheese is not an investment. Wine, maybe, gold, silver, paintings, yes. Cheese, I think not.
How can people have so much money they need to spend $350/lb on cheese?
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Beats me!!
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Well, *I'D* never spend that kind of money on something less than an investment and to me, cheese is not an investment. Wine, maybe, gold, silver, paintings, yes. Cheese, I think not.
How can people have so much money they need to spend $350/lb on cheese?
Wouldn't you like to be able to prove you don't need to spend $350/lb on cheese...

As they say, money can't buy happiness...I'd like to be able to test that myself.
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Bidding $350 a pound in an auction where the proceeds go to a fund to promote consumer knowledge of fine cheeses is probably considered a minor and worthwhile expense by corporate cheese types attending an industry event. The winners from Decatur Dairy auctioned for $500 per pound.

The good news is you can eat on the $500 a pound Decatur stuff for less than $5 a pound. I don't know what the Vermeer sells for, but it's a gouda type, so how much can it be? And it beat out 2500 competitors, and the judges scored it 98.73 out of 100, which it probably pretty dang good cheese.
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You'd have to pay a pretty penny for wine good enough to go with it.
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Well, to really be a good pairing, the wine would have to have been paid for at the same approximately 1,000% of its worth. We just have to find someone who paid $400 for a bottle of Boone's Farm apple.
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We just have to find someone who paid $400 for a bottle of Boone's Farm apple.
@ Boone's Farm apple
OHHHHH the good old days.
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