20 Year Old Cheese Sells for Hundreds

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 MINERAL POINT, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin cheese maker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that’s short in supply and big on price.

The cheddar from Hook’s cheese Co. of Mineral Point goes on sale Friday for $209 a pound. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that most of the 450-pound supply is already spoken for, with orders coming in after the planned sale went public earlier this year.

Cheese maker Tony Hook says there’s about of 20 pounds of the cheddar that’s unaccounted for. The company will sell it starting Friday at its store and Saturday at a farmers market in Madison.

Tony and Julie Hook are giving $40,000 from the cheese sale to the Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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