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By Sofia Perez

[Published by Saveur, April 14, 2022]

A 4.5-pound block of Cabrales from Asturias, Spain currently holds the Guinness World Record for most expensive cheese ever sold at auction. The massive piece commanded 20,500 euros ($23,000 USD) in 2019. That’s a lot of expectation riding on a humble wheel of cheese, but it pales in comparison to the pressure and hope being placed on this product today—to conserve a unique landscape and a traditional way of life that is rapidly disappearing…

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