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Edible beer and wine glasses sell for $5,000

Edible beer and wine glasses sell for $5,000
Posted at 3:13 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 18:13:56-05

A New Jersey cheese company is celebrating their Finnish roots with a fully-edible beer and wine glasses made of cheese.

However, you're going to need deep pockets if you want to get your hands on one - they cost $5,000 each.

Finlandia, the company behind the "Commemorative Cheeseware," says that they created the cups to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its native Finland.

The hefty price comes from craftsmanship, according to a press release from Finlandia. They hired food sculptors Jim Victor and Marie Pelton to individually create each piece. Also, both the wine glass and beer mug come with an edible Finnish flag and are made from "the purest milk in the world" (i.e. no artificial contents and no added hormones).

The 16-ounce beer mug is made from imported Gruyere cheese, which has slightly sweet and fruity flavors. Finlandia recommends pairing it with a stout, bock, or a Hefeweizen.

Meanwhile, the wine glass is an 8-ounce stemless glass made from imported Gouda. Rich and nutty, this one pairs well with merlot and other full-bodied red wines, according to Finlandia.

If you have the urge to spend $5,000 on a cheese cup, you can do so by sending a direct message to Finlandia through their Facebook page. Both will only be available on December 6 until 11:59 p.m. EST.