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Why is cheese so damn expensive in Salt Lake City?

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Why is cheese so damn expensive in Salt Lake City?

Howard_2 | Dec 17, 2006 02:20 AM

In Salt Lake City, cheese of all kinds of expensive. Even the stuff from Wisconsin is priced much higher than the same stuff is priced on the east coast--but it has to be easier and less expensive to get cheese from Wisconsin to SLC.

Not only that, but there's a big milk-producing area here, the Cache Valley.

So why should cheese of all kinds be so horribly overpriced here? Oh, well, of course, the stuff I consider....umm...not very interesting, like "American cheese" and other stuff sold in 2-lb blocks, is not all that expensive. But anything like Brie, even domestic brie from Wisc., is expensive, ditto blue cheese, anything imported (e.g. Jarlsberg).

I have one guess: perhaps the more interesting cheeses are regarded as a luxury, and priced accordingly.

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