Somerset cheddar and a variety of cheese made from donkey milk have found their way onto the world’s most expensive cheese board.
Costing 841 pounds, the board includes cheese made from Serbian donkeys, a cheddar contained gold leaf and French truffles.
But the real cost of the curdling culinary extravaganza was more than 2,000-pounds, once the price of the board it was served on and all the accompaniments, including jellies and preserves, were totted up.
The board was unveiled at the Frome Cheese and Agricultural Show in Somerset in South West England, which showcases the best cheeses from around the world.
The platter was served on a solid silver cheese tray, worth almost 600 pounds, and a handcrafted wooden cheese board costing 120 pounds.
A 445-pound solid silver cheese knife and scoop helped the smooth delivery of 32 pounds of ash-encrusted goats’ cheese onto a 10-pound artisan Swedish crispbread.
Abbaye de Belloc, an unpasteurised sheep’s cheese made by Benedictine monks in the Pays Basque region of France, was also included on the platter.