Rich palettes have a new after dinner luxury to add to their Christmas menu this year – a British cheese made with real gold.
Clawson Stilton Gold is made from premium white Stilton and shot-through with a combination of real edible gold leaf and real gold-liqueur.
At £60.87 per 100g slice, or £608 a kilo, it’s the world’s most expensive Stilton Cheese.
It costs a whopping £6 for a single wedge on a cracker for those who want real after-dinner luxury.
Makers Long Clawson Dairy, in Leicestershire, say they have already been contacted by a variety of interested parties – including a Gulf-based oil sheikh and a famous pop star.
Dairy spokesperson Janice Breedon said: “For confidentiality reasons I can’t publicly identify the people who have inquired about our Clawson Stilton Gold but, suffice to say, they are all very well known.
“We wanted to create something special, a unique Stilton cheese, for the Christmas market – just a limited run, to hopefully, get more people interested in Stilton.
“We’re, frankly, amazed that word has leaked out and we’re being contacted by some very important and well-heeled people about the cheese.
“It does look amazing though – 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.
“It’s Britain’s blingiest cheese but, judging by the enquiries we’ve had, I’d say most of it will be leaving the country before Christmas.”
by The Punjapit Alliance