Gold-Flecked Cheese Isn't Very Good

One journalist taste tests the headline-making cheese, and the reviews are subpar

Remember that White Stilton Gold cheese, the one "shot through with real edible gold leaf, and real gold-Cinnamon Schnapps?" The one that costs $95 for a 3.5-ounce slice?

An enterprising journalist at The Telegraph decided to give it a try, and his review is unappetizing, saying, "The cheese itself is every bit as overrated as the Scottish singer manufactured by Simon Cowell."

The journalist's girlfriend said the cheese "tastes like stationery, like permanent marker," while only one positive review noted a "subtle taste" that pairs well with red wine.

Perhaps this is a sign that we should stop topping our food with gold? Although, it is pretty.

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