In a world where size often plays a significant role, a Michigan grocery store has elevated the game by offering a 4500-pound cheddar block for sale.
That’s right — a cheese wheel so colossal that attempting to steal it could potentially lead to a felony!
The Cheese Challenge
Horrock’s Market in Battle Creek, Michigan, proudly boasts ownership of this enormous cheese wheel. This one-year-old aged medium sharp cheddar is not only a visual spectacle but also a culinary treat. However, beware, indulging too much in it might just give you the “Mickey sweats.”
The Price Tag
The cost of this dairy behemoth is as remarkable as its weight. Priced at $5.99 per pound, the entire wheel comes with a staggering price tag of $26,955.
That’s certainly a lot of cheeseburgers! As one witty commenter quipped, “Hello, MSUFCU? I’d like to take out a $27,000 loan. Why? Okay, now hear me out. I want to buy 4,500 lbs of cheese. Don’t ask me why…”.
Not Just for Show
While some may perceive this cheese wheel as mere decoration, it is actually available for purchase. In fact, an employee mentioned, “If you want it, it’s about $1600.” It seems the price might vary depending on who you ask!
The Cheese Heist
Interestingly, there have been instances where customers attempted to steal this mammoth cheese wheel. In one case, a lady’s attempt led to a comical chase involving security guards and managers trying to corner her in the aisles. In another instance, someone successfully stole one at one of the old stores.
The Final Verdict
Whether you’re a cheese enthusiast or someone who appreciates the extraordinary, this giant cheese wheel is bound to capture your attention.
So, the next time you find yourself in Michigan, why not visit Horrock’s Market? Just remember, if you’re contemplating taking the cheese wheel home, ensure you have a sufficiently large car… and a well-stocked wallet!