Michelin-starred chef Martin Blunos has unveiled the self-proclaimed world’s most expensive cheese sandwich — which carries a price tag of £110, or about $168.
The meatless sandwich uses cheddar blended with expensive white truffles and is dressed with 100-year-old balsamic vinegar. The sourdough bread is sprinkled with E175 gold dust and contains slices of quail egg, heirloom black tomato, epicure apple, and fresh figs.
Although the topic of ‘world’s most expensive’ always comes off as a bit silly, this entry into the record books is even more so. A cheese sandwich… a luxury? A cheese sandwich should never venture too far beyond its true calling — as the unfortunate compromise that’s made when you run out of bologna.
It should also be noted that the world’s most expensive cheese sandwich was actually a grilled cheese that sold for $28,000 on eBay. Granted, it was a one-off and contained a burn pattern in the form of the Virgin Mary. It did however already have a bite taken out it — unlike Blunos’ sandwich that can be enjoyed by more than one douchebag.