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Nixon-era cheese to sell for $10 an ounce

By T.K. Randall
September 2, 2012 · Comment icon 14 comments



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Edward Zahn discovered blocks of cheese up to 40 years old at the back of his cheese shop's cooler.
The cheese was stored in wooden boxes that had been unintelligently overlooked, allowing it to age by several decades. Ken McNulty purchased 20 pounds of the cheddar and now intends to sell it to consumers by the ounce. "Because thereís so little, we didnít want to sell blocks of it on the Web," he said. "We just wanted people to sample it."

But what does it taste like ? "If you get a piece close to the outside, itís all crystallization, so itís crunchy like Corn Flakes," said McNulty. "As you get closer to the interior, itís creamier and overwhelmingly sharp."
A recently discovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheese that dates back to the Nixon presidency will be sold for $10 per ounce.


Source: TIME | Comments (14)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by Lava_Lady 10 years ago
That just sounds awful! I wonder what it smells like... and tastes like? Okay, yeah, I'd totally want some... Me too... I really want to try it now!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Darkwind 10 years ago
Mmmmm, I bet it would make a great grill cheese with my homemade bread. If y'all want to buy the cheese I'll do the cooking.
Comment icon #7 Posted by rashore 10 years ago
I would savor this cheese as an eating cheese. Accompanied by some other goodies too.
Comment icon #8 Posted by schizoidwoman 10 years ago
I'd live to try it!
Comment icon #9 Posted by King Fluffs 10 years ago
I like cheese. One of my uncles likes casu marzu and he eats it regularly...
Comment icon #10 Posted by Mr. Smith 10 years ago
40 year old booze, yes. 40 year old dairy products...erm no.
Comment icon #11 Posted by hetrodoxly 10 years ago
I would savor this cheese as an eating cheese. Accompanied by some other goodies too. "eating cheese" what do you do with other cheeses?
Comment icon #12 Posted by rashore 10 years ago
"eating cheese" what do you do with other cheeses? Eating cheese, as in eaten on it's own rather than using it as an ingredient. I would serve it in "taste" sized bits, likely along with other eating cheeses. Probably a few other little dishes. Of course a couple of beverages. Sort of an amuse-bouche. Sometimes in some restaurants you will see a dessert type of dish offered that is a couple of different bits of cheese, often accompanied by fruit, nuts, or chocolate. Those are eating cheeses. An eating comparison could be grapes. Table grapes are more for eating- particularly fresh, wine grapes... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by bigjonalien 10 years ago
Yummo! crystalized cheese, where do i buy some? go well with a glass of red, just like vintage parmo! Cheese can never be too old!
Comment icon #14 Posted by and then 10 years ago
It sounds PERFECT... I LOVE sharp flavored cheese!


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