World’s Most Expensive Cheese Slicer Easily Stolen From Amsterdam Cheese Museum

I’m sure when career criminals are kids they dream about the perfect heist, but I doubt they ever anticipated this.

The Boska Holland Cheese Slicer, valued at approximately $28,000 USD, was stolen from the (very real, totally not a figment of my wet dreams imagination) Amsterdam Cheese Museum last weekend.


Boska Holland loaned Rodrigo Otazu’s platinum creation to the museum, so it’s safe to say there’s some crying over spilled…cheese.

Kept under virtually the same lock and key mechanism you might find at your neighborhood pharmacy’s electronics aisle, it’s not surprising the slicer’s case was easily opened.

The culprits were even caught nonchalantly taking the 220 diamond-encrusted cheese tool on camera:


Maybe they sold it, or maybe they just really care about cheese. They’d have to in order to even know the slicer existed, right?

Regardless, a tip leading to the slicer’s safe return (I’m looking at you, cheese utensil black market patrons) will result in “a cheese package and the largest fondue in the world” (translated from Dutch to Italian to English for clarity).

Let no one ever say the Dutch don’t know how to give rewards.

H/t  Washington Post


Beck’s Tries for a Newer, Sleeker Look with Sapphire Beer

And, no, it’s not blue. Bummer, right? That would have been the selling point for me.

The selling points for normal people, though, are a little more practical. The golden pilsner-style beer, brewed by Beck’s, the number one German beer brand in the world, is made with the German-grown Saphir hops, giving it a distinctively smooth flavor. If you’re into that sort of thing. Tastiness.

It’s also brewed in accordance with an actual German law, Reinheitsgebot, the purity law over 500 years in effect. Reinheitsgebot allows for the use of just four primary ingredients in the brewing process. Plus, Sapphire comes in a cool black bottle, which apparently took Beck’s two years to make. So. There’s that.

The beer, taking a page from Budweiser’s super successful ‘Platinum’ campaign in late 2012 (note: Bud Light Platinum comes in a blue bottle. Is that ironic?), was debuted on New Year’s Eve in Chicago, LA, Miami and New York and introduced as a newer, sleeker higher ABV beer than its predecessors. Available now in high-end clubs and bars, as well as in grocery stores and liquor shops, Sapphire is sold in 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-packs.

Just keep an eye out for that black bottle. It’s supposed to be really nice.

PicThx: German Pulse