“Oh wow, I’m sure that is very delicious. *continues eating a string cheese*”
~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief Johnny Roosevelt
Money is a weird thing. People slave for it, they kill for it, they fight wars for it, but as soon as you get it you turn around and you’re that asshole who’s spending $12,000 to have a chef make a pizza topped with caviar and lobster in your house. That dichotomy might be why we here at AFFotD are so perversely fascinated at the kinds of people who spend ungodly sums of money for particular items. Sure, we’ve covered expensive yachts, which are inherently a waste of money, but it’s also incredible how much people have wasted on vodka, hamburgers, hell, even beer.
Normally (with the exception of our beer article) these products are expensive for pointless “look how big my dick is” reasons. Anything can be expensive if you fill it with diamonds or cover it in shaved gold, that’s just pretentious and obnoxious. However, sometimes, people spend more money than they should on items because they actually believe it to be top quality. We’ve seen this, for example, in our discussion of expensive whiskeys—while there are some bottle gimmicks at play, these six figure bottles of alcohol at least represent some of the best whiskey in the world.
With that in mind, we’ve put our focus towards a food that we love but that can also manage to be expensive for a variety of fairly unpretentious reasons—cheese. Cheese is wonderful in general, but there are huge swings in qualities between varieties. You can have cheap American cheese for a few nickels per slice, or you can fancy decadent cheeses that’ll set you back twenty dollars for a small wedge, and you’ll be fully aware of the difference. A lot of cheese comes down to preference, but there isn’t a lot of pretension here. So that’s why we decided to look into the most expensive cheeses in the world, to look at something that’s expensive due to its quality and scarcity, and not because some asshole decided to toss gold and truffles in there.
Okay, well, two assholes on the list did that, but the rest are legit.
The Six Most Expensive Cheeses in the World