Cheese, beer, and wine were all meant to be together. Now one company is taking this culinary love triangle to a whole new level.
Finlandia, a Finnish cheese brand available across the U.S., commissioned sculptors Jim Victor and Marie Pelton to create the world’s first wine and beer glasses made out of cheese. The edible glasses are the company’s unexpected yet creative way to commemorate Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence from Russia.
There’s just one catch. The set, which includes one 16-ounce beer mug and one eight-ounce stemless wine glass, sells for $5,000. Each piece of “cheeseware” has been handcrafted individually, and features an embossed Finnish flag. According to a press release, the beer mug was sculpted out of imported gruyere, and serves as the perfect complimentary vessel for bocks, stouts, wheat beers, and hefeweizens. The wine glass is made from gouda, and pairs well with full-bodied wines.
“To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland, we wanted to create something symbolic that is a gesture to the dozens of Finnish family-owned farms who have dedicated over 110 years of passion and dedication to making some of the world’s very best cheeses,” Marcie Foster, Director of Marketing and Brand Development, said in a press release. “Our Commemorative Cheeseware delivers exactly that as they create the opportunity to toast the accomplishments of our company’s heritage while showcasing the legendary taste and the quality craftmanship that Finlandia Cheese customers have grown to expect.”
Cheese aficionados ready to shell out $5,000 will have until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 6th to place an order. Orders can made through Finlandia’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/FinlandiaCheese.