A seventy-something cheesemaker decides to retire. Rummaging around his aging cave, he sees a block of old cheese. Really old cheese. Stuff he first put in there during the 1970s. Want to try some? Now it's for sale.
Here's what happened, according to Time.com:
Edward Zahn, 73, was in Z’s Cheese Shoppe’s walk-in cooler last month, preparing to shut down his Oconto store. He pushed aside stacks of cheese to reveal several wooden boxes that had been overlooked for years.
Inside were blocks of unintentionally aged cheddar — 28, 34 and 40 years old — that, some experts say, might comprise the oldest collection of cheese ever assembled and sold to the public.