Cheese at a heavy price
Although this is something I noted previously, cheese is a very expensive product in Israel. Yisrael HaYom checked the price of Gouda cheese around the world and confirmed: we are 2-3 times more expensive than Britain and 23 times more expensive than the US. Yisrael HaYom says it is because in chul there are private labels, but one important point was not mentioned- whether they compared kosher Gouda in Israel with kosher Gouda in chul. I suspect not.
Source: Yisrael HaYom 24 October 2014