Cheese, like wine, are one of the most ubiquitous and ancient food products humankind has ever known (in fact, both are mentioned in the Bible). There are common, mass-produced cheeses that are affordable for everyone, while there are artisan cheeses that are really pricey.
There are a few factors why some cheeses are so expensive and rare: the species of grass fed by the cattle that produce the milk to make cheese, the process in making the cheese, the type of cattle or livestock from which the milk is derived, and many others. Generally, cheeses made manually and traditionally are definitely more expensive than cheeses produced from factories.
Of course for the wealthy, they want nothing but the best quality cheeses to pair with the finest wines (or anything else)! Check out the cheeses with the highest price tag: