: A Michelin-starred chef has unveiled the world's most expensive cheese sandwich - which carries a whopping price tag of £110 ($172.20).
delicacy was created by celebrity chef Martin Blunos, who hand-crafted
the luxury snack using cheddar blended with expensive white truffles.
is dressed with 100-year-old balsamic vinegar and the sourdough bread -
which costs £5 alone - is sprinkled with powdered E175. That's gold
dust to you and me.
gourmet dish is the main attraction at the Frome Cheese Show in
Somerset where the Food Poker star is judging a sandwich-making
with expert cheese-makers at local west country producer Pilgrim's
Choice to create the special white truffle blend, which gives the
sandwich its hefty price tag.
said: "We Brits are known to love our cheese sandwiches, and here's one
that not only comes with a royal price tag but is fit for the
white truffle fuses beautifully with the West Country Farmhouse Cheddar
and the edible gold leaf gives it a really special look.'
'In fact, washed down with a bottle of Krug, what more could you want?'
Blunos selected the highest quality ingredients to create the double-layered dish.
worked with experienced cheddar producers at Pilgrim's Choice to create
the bespoke white truffle cheese, which itself costs £92.
The chef used a £5 loaf of
sourdough dressed with extra virgin olive oil and then layered cheese,
slices of quail's egg, heirloom black tomato, epicure apple, and fresh
He added dainty
mustard red frills, pea shoots and red amaranth for a salad layer and
topped the whole masterpiece with edible gold dust.
The cost of the entire sandwich put together runs to £111.95.
is no current official world record for the most expensive cheese
sandwich but Blunos and Pilgrim's have applied to the Guinness book to
have their sandwich recognised.
standing record for the most expensive commercially available sandwich
is the von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich, which was made at the Cliveden
House hotel in Taplow, Berkshire.
featured Iberico ham, poulet de Bresse, white truffles, quail eggs,
semi-dried tomatoes and fermented sour dough bread, weighed half a
kilogram, and cost £100.
It's probably a little extra if you want it toasted.
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