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If you’re a fan of buying in bulk, you’ll be happy to learn that Costco is providing yet another chance to get a lot of bang for your buck. The retailer is selling a whopping 72-pound wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese online.
It’ll cost quite a bit to get this hunk of cheese delivered to your doorstep, as it’s retailing for $899.99 on the Costco website. This is a large amount of money to spend on cheese, but considering that the price breaks down to about $12.50 per pound, it isn’t all that bad.
The Costco product description promises that this cheese will provide a “gourmet experience,” and there’s no denying that having an Italian cheese aged for 24 months on hand in the kitchen will class up all of your meals.
If your grocery budget allows for “extravagant” cheeses, you’ll want to consider making this purchase from Costco.
Those who have taken the plunge and purchased this wheel of cheese certainly haven’t been disappointed. One customer who bought this as a wedding gift for the groom had nothing but positive things to say about it.
“The cheese is magnificent; fragrant and delicious,” the review pointed out. “Guests were pleased to take home a wedge as a party favor of sorts (with the groom reserving probably a quarter of the wheel for himself, haha).”
The reviews stress just how much cheese the wheel provides and note that it’s great for sharing with friends and family.
“We purchased this so we could have a flaming wheel of cheese for Christmas Eve dinner,” one reviewer wrote. “It worked perfectly. We still have at least 60 lbs. left. So I guess we’ll be having some more parties! Then split the wheel up and share with friends.”
To incorporate a cheese wheel into your dinner routine, you can carve out portions of the wheel for making pasta dishes. Rolling hot noodles around in the cheese will fully coat them in extra-cheesy flavor.
This video from the Insider YouTube channel highlights chefs who can show you how it’s done:
Costco isn’t the only retailer selling large amounts of parmigiano-reggiano. Amazon also offers entire wheels, along with smaller chunks, in case you’d like to give the cheese a test run before purchasing 72 pounds at once!
Entire wheels retail for around $1, 130 on Amazon:
Smaller amounts of cheese are available at lower price points. This 3-pound wedge, for example, will run you around $51.20 on Amazon:
Thinking of making a cheesy purchase? Buon appetito!