At the 5th Annual Seattle Cheese Festival happening this weekend (May 16-17), 50,000 foodies will sample hundreds of fine artisan cheeses from around the world, including many rare and expensive ones.
Spokesperson Patrick McCarthy says the price of cheese is going up, but that doesnt stop true connoisseurs from dropping serious cash on a fine fromage.
For example, one pound of Port Aubrey goat cheese goes for $50, while an Oregon blue cheese can cost up to $40 a pound.
Though these cheeses can set people back a whole credit card payment, McCarthy says its worth it if it means discovering a delectable cheese.
He assures, Its an expensive habit. It can get kind of steep, but its a nice luxury. People will buy it regardless of the price because their curiosity outweighs the price.
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