So I finally did it. I gave in. The cheese department of the Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior finally got my reais.
Today I coughed up the cash like a good Brazilian for a block of stupid expensive cheddar cheese.
A ten ounce block of organic cheese in the U.S. is about $6. In Brazil a block of generic imported cheddar cheese is about R$18 – which equates to U.S. $10. That’s a 66% increase in cheese price.
Darn it. I was just tired of avoiding dinners that lacked something without it. So tonight I made chili and piled cheddar cheese on top. Yum.
Tomorrow – turkey and cheddar sandwiches.