Cheese lovers rejoice: Recently discovered 40-year-old cheddar to be sold
When Edward Zahn decided in May to close his cheese shop in Oconto, he made a discovery that is going to drive cheese lovers more bonkers than the 15-year-old cheddar released by Hook's Cheese in Mineral Point in 2009.
In the back of his walk-in cooler, Zahn, 73, found several wooden boxes of cheddar cheese from the now-closed County Line Cheese in Oconto that over the years had repeatedly been buried by incoming cheese products.
The result is 40-year-old cheddar that makes up part of what is likely the oldest collection of cheese ever assembled and sold to the public, according to experts.
The 28- and 40-year-old cheddar cheeses will be available beginning Oct. 6 at Wisconsin Cheese Mart, 1048 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee.
The cheeses will only be available at the store. The store will host a 28-year cheddar block cutting party, beginning at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 and including tastings and appearances by the cheesemakers.