One of World's Priciest Cheeses Made From ... Gold

Clawson Stilton Gold has gold leaf in it, costs $95 per slice
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2011 2:45 PM CST
The precious cheese.   (Long Clawson Dairy,

(Newser) – If the idea of eating a $95 tiny wedge of cheese seems a little too, well, rich for your tastes, consider this: How often do you get the chance to dine on real gold? The Independent reports on England's "blingiest" cheese, a stilton flecked with edible gold leaf. Clawson Stilton Gold is apparently the most expensive stilton in the world (the $95 price tag is for a 3.5-ounce portion) and the priciest cheese in the whole UK.

The Long Clawson Dairy in Leicestershire says an oil sheikh and a pop star have already inquired about the limited-edition cheese, and a rep for the dairy promises you'll get your money's worth: "You can see the gold clearly in the slices and we've not been shy with how much gold we've put in the batch." Should you worry you'll have a hard time swallowing such a costly item, fear not: You'll be helped along by a bit of liquid courage. According to the dairy's website, the cheese also contains "real gold-Cinnamon Schnapps."

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