Dutch Vermeer sells for $8,400 at auction
Vermeer, a low-fat Gouda-style cheese, and this year's World Champion Cheese Contest winner recently sold at auction for the whopping price of $8,400 per wheel. That's $350 dollars per pound! That sounds like a record-breaker, but other cheeses have gone for more:
While $350 might sound like a lot to spend on a pound of cheese, it's only half of what one of last year's gold-medal winners, a peppercorn cheddar, sold for at auction, said Jane Cisler, the marketing coordinator of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association.
The Vermeer wasn't even the most expensive cheese sold at this year's auction. A 32-pound set of three gold-medal cheeses produced by Decatur Dairy Inc. in Brodhead went for $500 per pound, or a total of $16,000.