When Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen isn’t performing, he’s mastering the art of soufflé and perfecting the five mother sauces. Food & Wine caught up with the frontman to chat about his recent win on Chopped: Rock Stars, what he’s learned about steak from Guy Fieri and what the Foreigner guys will be eating on the bus during their fortieth anniversary tour this year.
So the very first thing I need to know is: Did you buy that $46 block of cheddar on your Instagram?
No, I did not. I even responded later on in the comments that I didn’t buy the cheese. Although, the only reason I didn’t is because I wasn’t going home. So I’d have to be trying to carry around cheese. Cause I definitely wanted to try it. I was reading this article about a 50-year-old cheese that was accidentally and serendipitously preserved in the back of a refrigerator in a cheese company that this man’s father had owned for many decades. And somehow when he was cleaning out, he found this cheese that had somehow survived in just the right climate. And they were auctioning this thing off for hundreds of dollars an ounce.
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I'm curious what hundreds of dollars worth of aged cheddar would taste like.
Well, if I buy some I will make sure you get some. And I’d like to find out what could you use it with. I mean, could you cook with it or do you just have to kind of eat it on its own or with a cracker or something? It intrigues me.