I’m a cheeselover. Aren’t we all? But, really. Isn’t a 38-pound mother wheel of cheddar just a little over the top? I don’t care if it’s “Aged Artisan Cheddar From The Heart Of Cheese Country” or not.
You heard right. Thirty-eight hefty pounds. Almost as big as that wheel they stole off your car when you parked in that “up and coming” neighborhood. You should have known by now never to trust realtors.
Bigger than your spacesaver spare even.
"Okay, fella. Hold it right there and watch out for the forklift."
Yes, that great wheel-0-cheddar is one of the items featured in the latest Vermont Country Store catalog. Yours for only $399.95.
My left brain swung immediately into action: You could get a hernia simply hoisting this sucker onto your nearest cutting block, it warned. Do you have any idea how many boxes of crackers you’d need to accompany this baby? (Hint to shoppers: Castleton Artisan Crackers now available for only $8.95 per box; buy 2 save $1 each. Better order a truckload.)
According to the accompanying description, this is enough cheddar for 308 grilled cheese sandwiches or 600 cheeseburgers. Not that we’re planning to do much grilling in January. I guess it would make one helluva Super Bowl Party. But we’d have to rent Foxboro Stadium to hold it. Or the nearest armory.