A few weeks ago, I was at the grocery store in search of cheese. As one does.
I don’t know much about cheese other than my preferred style of cheddar (white and medium-sharp). So while perusing the cheese section, I asked a grocery store employee what she recommended. Without hesitation, she picked up a wedge of cheese, handed it to me, and said it was her favorite cheese.
I can’t seem to get photos to work today on the blog, so I’ll have to describe the packaging instead. The brand is Harbison, and it reads, “A special edition cheese from The Cellars, washed with presto prosecco.”
Other than that information, I didn’t look at the price. I figured it was a little more expensive than regular cheese, probably $8 or $9 at most.
It wasn’t until a few days later that I went to open the cheese that I happened to see the price. As I’ve spoiled in the title, it was $25! I tossed it over to Megan to confirm. Sure enough, my eyes were not deceiving me.
I could have returned the cheese, but at this point I was curious what a $25 cheese tastes like. So we cut into it that night, and aside from being very smelly, it was a delicious, goopy, salty cheese. I wouldn’t buy it again–that’s way above my cheese budget–but I’m grateful for the experience.
Have you ever accidentally bought a food that was significantly more expensive than you could comprehend for that category of food? Did you end up eating it anyway?