Just a couple of weeks ago I posted a thread regarding the ever increasing price of cheese. I said how in four weeks the price had gonefrom AU$96 per 20kg block to AU$134 a block and another increase was in for 22/10/2007.
My supplier told me today that the price is going up to AU$156 for Mozz and AU$152 for Cheddar, an increase of 16.4% and 13.4% on top of the increase 4 weeks ago of 39.6% and 11% 4 weeks prior to that. This means that Mozz has gone up 62.5% (AU$60 a 20kg block) in just 8 weeks and Cheddar up 58.3% (AU$56 a 20kg block).
Sorry but I don’t buy the drought and worldwide shortage of Dairy products for increases this servere.
Unfortunately in our small market there is not much wholesaler competition and only 2 major manufacturers who make up 90% of the market.
And I put up new priced menu board only today.
Drastic measures will be put in place to ensure not a shred of extra cheese goes on any pizza.