Idk but you better be sure of the weight before you replace it, otherwise a boulder will come out of the ceiling and you will need to out run the boulder with the cheese from the store. 🤔

Update: I didn't have any responses by the time I left the store, but I'll stop by on my way home from work! I'm going to average out the responses to make the ultimate guess.
Update #2: I decided to look at the median of all of the answers and it was 54.6 pounds. I am back at the store and on a second feel, the cheese feels way heavier so my final guess was.... 124.6!
If I win, I will be giving the free groceries and cheese to a charity! Wish me luck!
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Bel Gioioso doesn’t make plastic wrapped sharp provolone in sizes larger than 40lbs.
Could still be as large as 50 lbs, they do sometimes mess up at the plant, but that would be an oddity. This is likely closer to 45.
Also worth pointing out, the “sharp” variety really has too much moisture to be stored like this and should be refrigerated. You can already see the plastic buckling, and that vac seal will likely not last long.

Bel-g isn’t great, granted. I have done some dairy/cheese consulting work, and happen to know a bit about both the American and Italian provolone sizes, that’s all.
Soresina is good, I personally prefer Guffanti, but Soresina is at least better than Auricchio (imo) when it comes to a good national Italian brand Valpadano.
I would have guessed it to be 31kg too, but kilos don’t compute with American makers like Bel-g, who make theirs in distinctly different sized lb based portions.

That thing looks pretty big. I would guess more in the 50-75lb range. Different industry but a 1/6 keg (barrel) of beer is 58lbs and this looks bigger than that. https://www.belgioioso.com/foodservice/c/artisan-cheese-brand-labottega/provolone-extra/ not that exact cheese, but they do make a 50lb one here

Figure out the volume then go buy some of the same cheese, figure out the weight and volume of that then do some light algebra or call the company up and ask them what is the weight of that particular item. Give them some bullshit story though, not the truth of why you want to know.

Hope I’m not too late, but you should take all the serious guesses you get here and take the median. Not the mean.
This is known as [wisdom of the crowd](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_of_the_crowd).
Good luck.

I sell food. There’s a 60lb and a 40lb “rope tied”. Sales pack depth on both is 39 inches.
Gross weight- 40lb : 43.55lb / 60lb : 66.6lb
Net weight - 60lb : 61.6lbs / 40lb : 40lb

Oo, I love sharp provolone. I’m no expert, but it looks like around 40lbs. But the other comment about calculating the density of the same cheese is smart.

Legally there’s probably a serving size with a weight and the amount pre servings in the package.
You should be able to get the in ball park that way, or by googling the general weight of the cheese.
Then you’ll need to get a bit lucky going under or over.
Alternatively if you really want to get close you could call / email as a buyer considering purchasing these logs and get the spec sheet
My guess: 44.97 ish or 24 ish

Idk how accurate this is or if it is the same exact size, but here's a website that seems to be selling the same exact log of provolone and they list the weight.
https://eurousa.com/products/belgioioso-sharp-provolone-log/

Great find! The size pictured on this site shows only 3 rows of logos whereas OP’s cheese has 4 rows. I wonder if the # of logos is indicative of size.

Measure the diameter with a string, measure the height, calculate the volume
Google the specific gravity of the type of cheese, and you got your answer.

I’d guess around 30-40lbs. Provolone isn’t especially hard. If that was water instead there I’d guess it’d be less than 5 gallons worth, and 5 gallons of water is 40lbs

16kg or 35.2lb . I say this because the individual ones are 1.6kg and this looks like 10 of those . Plus , people usually multiply by 10 when making things bigger or at least round the numbers off.

There are 110 calories in 1 oz (28 g) of Belgioioso Parmesan. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. So.. work it out from there using the nutritional info I can't see.

Just Googling the company and type of cheese. There’s something similar to this but 1 logo shy of its length and it’s 25.63 lbs (including casing) or 20 lbs base weight.
So I’d guess 26.6ish lbs base and say 32 lbs including casing.

That is a plastic wrapped sharp salami, which they only make in max 40 pounds, anything larger would be wax bound.
That said, it looks like a bigger one… So I would say closer to 45 lbs.

Although not perfect, comparing this to a cylinder would help estimate the weight. To more accurately estimate the weight it would be the volume of the cylinder + the volume of a sphere of the same radius. If you can estimate, or better yet, measure the radius and height you can calculate the weight as long as we know the density of provolone.
Volume of a cylinder = pi x height x radius squared
Weight = density x volume
density of provolone = 29736 grams per cubic foot
example:
If the cylinder is 3 ft tall and 0.2 ft in radius then the volume is 0.376 cubic feet.
Then the weight is 0.376 ft\^3 x 29736 grams/ft\^3 = 11210 grams
1 gram = .00221 lbs
weight in pounds = 11210 grams x .00221 lbs/gram = 24.8 lbs.

Alright, so walk out the store. Two blocks east and then a block north. See the Family, Farm, and Home? Great. Go in and by a hand scale. Yea what the city slickers use for luggage. Now you stroll back to the cheese and hook it under the rope knot when no one is looking and check the weight

It is sitting there and you can measure it. If you can measure it, you can get close on volume. You can then buy a small package of that cheese and figure out its weight for a given volume.
Or Google and see if they sell standard sizes and if that is one of them.
... or email them and ask. Leave out the contest part. Maybe say your kid is having a birthday party and you want that instead of a clown.

1 - buy a small block of the same cheese.
2 - weigh it, and measure it's dimensions
3 - calculate density of that cheese
4 - measure dimensions of big cheese salami
5 - calculate mass
6 - profit.

I'm used to handling 20kg bulk blocks and this looks like it's about 2-3x one of those. Most of the guesses here are pretty conservative - I'd say it's around 110 pounds.

Idk but you better be sure of the weight before you replace it, otherwise a boulder will come out of the ceiling and you will need to out run the boulder with the cheese from the store. 🤔

Make sure your hat is on securely.

Also, make sure a mean Frenchman isn't waiting outside to take it away from you. The French will do anything, AND I MEAN ANYTHING, for cheese!!!

One dollar Bob.

One dollar and one penny, bob.

One dollar and two cents!

We only play by price is right rules.

Update: I didn't have any responses by the time I left the store, but I'll stop by on my way home from work! I'm going to average out the responses to make the ultimate guess. Update #2: I decided to look at the median of all of the answers and it was 54.6 pounds. I am back at the store and on a second feel, the cheese feels way heavier so my final guess was.... 124.6! If I win, I will be giving the free groceries and cheese to a charity! Wish me luck! Update #3 because I'm still getting responses: I put my email with my guess so I assume I'll be notified there if I win. I'll make a new post with the results if I receive them.

Please update us!

36.5 lbs because it’s provolone

42 is the answer.

But what's the question?

Its the answer to 6x7, no denying that

How many roads must a man walk?

42

Life man. The answer to life is 42

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My exact guess as well

67.85lb

Yup. I'm here to say between 60 and 70 pounds, and I'm a cheesemonger. I'll go with 63.5.

Me too!! The first week at my shop I accidentally ordered 70lb of provolone lol we had a provolone sale for like 3 weeks

I recently accidentally ordered tiny finocchiona sticks instead of the regular big one for the slicer lol

It’s giving https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/3ecb08/goddammit_grant/

What did you mean to order? 7lbs?

no the 17lb quarter

Bel Gioioso doesn’t make plastic wrapped sharp provolone in sizes larger than 40lbs. Could still be as large as 50 lbs, they do sometimes mess up at the plant, but that would be an oddity. This is likely closer to 45. Also worth pointing out, the “sharp” variety really has too much moisture to be stored like this and should be refrigerated. You can already see the plastic buckling, and that vac seal will likely not last long.

I was basing it off of the soresina I order, which obvy different makers, different weights. We don’t carry belgioso bc I’m pretentious :)

Bel-g isn’t great, granted. I have done some dairy/cheese consulting work, and happen to know a bit about both the American and Italian provolone sizes, that’s all. Soresina is good, I personally prefer Guffanti, but Soresina is at least better than Auricchio (imo) when it comes to a good national Italian brand Valpadano. I would have guessed it to be 31kg too, but kilos don’t compute with American makers like Bel-g, who make theirs in distinctly different sized lb based portions.

I prefer the guffanti too. My Italian importer rarely has it though and the customer have come to like the soresina so I keep that one on hand :)

Nothing wrong with Soresina, it’s a worthwhile brand.

69.69

I don't actually know shit, but you seem confident so I'm gonna second this.

According to their website, their Provolone Salames go for around 20lbs. I would say go slightly above, as most bulk cheeses do.

My guess is that it's slightly below 20lbs

That thing looks pretty big. I would guess more in the 50-75lb range. Different industry but a 1/6 keg (barrel) of beer is 58lbs and this looks bigger than that. https://www.belgioioso.com/foodservice/c/artisan-cheese-brand-labottega/provolone-extra/ not that exact cheese, but they do make a 50lb one here

As a former Artisan Cheese maker this looks like a 50lb provolone salami. But it could also be a 75lbs. Tough to tell by the camera angle.

Does it say per serving? Then how much a serving is and then how many servings in that? Also what country is this in? They use lbs or kilos?

How is this comment not getting any attention!

73.8 lb

Figure out the volume then go buy some of the same cheese, figure out the weight and volume of that then do some light algebra or call the company up and ask them what is the weight of that particular item. Give them some bullshit story though, not the truth of why you want to know.

Hope I’m not too late, but you should take all the serious guesses you get here and take the median. Not the mean. This is known as [wisdom of the crowd](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_of_the_crowd). Good luck.

Will do!

I sell food. There’s a 60lb and a 40lb “rope tied”. Sales pack depth on both is 39 inches. Gross weight- 40lb : 43.55lb / 60lb : 66.6lb Net weight - 60lb : 61.6lbs / 40lb : 40lb

Hard to tell. Maybe put a banana next to it for scale.

love this post, no idea but best of luck to you!

Oo, I love sharp provolone. I’m no expert, but it looks like around 40lbs. But the other comment about calculating the density of the same cheese is smart.

Did you win?

No idea. I filled out literally the last ballot. I'd guess I'll be notified this week if I win.

27 lbs exactly trust me

3.5 lbs

Tree fiddy?

Approximately 24.6lbs

22 lbs

26.4#

22

120

135 pounds

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That ain’t no wheel.

I know it's a triangle 😂😂

mate a normal wheel is 13-16 pounds lmao

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Ah yes, the two renown standard cheese wheel weights, 16lbs and 70lbs. You fucking donkey

chill bruv

20.3 lbs

31.5

25 lbs

171 lb

20.18 lbs

Gigantes weigh about 600 pounds.

that looks like about 90-100lbs

267 pounds

Id guess 25kg

12#

68lbs

I know what a pound of that sliced looks like and with a quick estimate, I'd go 26 lbs. Good luck OP!

I'm from Wisconsin and I'd say 20lbs... But it's a guess since I can't tell girth....

23.4 lbs

36lb on the dot

Legally there’s probably a serving size with a weight and the amount pre servings in the package. You should be able to get the in ball park that way, or by googling the general weight of the cheese. Then you’ll need to get a bit lucky going under or over. Alternatively if you really want to get close you could call / email as a buyer considering purchasing these logs and get the spec sheet My guess: 44.97 ish or 24 ish

10 kelos

Hold the wooden part and let the string slack with the cheese in the grocery scale. Or is someone watching?

56lbs

148. I have no idea why, but it looks lkke 148 lbs to me.

20kg

37.5 kg

52 lbs

15.5K

54.6 pounds of cheese!

23.7 kilos

158lbs

16 kg……looks about the same size as a bologna that I won 30 years ago with that correct guess. Still can’t eat bologna to this day!

Three fiddy

25 pounds

My guess is 80 lbs.

Idk how accurate this is or if it is the same exact size, but here's a website that seems to be selling the same exact log of provolone and they list the weight. https://eurousa.com/products/belgioioso-sharp-provolone-log/

Great find! The size pictured on this site shows only 3 rows of logos whereas OP’s cheese has 4 rows. I wonder if the # of logos is indicative of size.

6,670 grams of goodness

54.2lbs

57 lbs

7kg

25 kilos is a standard international trade unit. 55.115 pounds.

63.5 lbs

420

0lb because it's hanging, gravity has no power over that thing.

That's about three human babies worth of cheese.

That's more of a math thing that a cheese thing tbh

Quick back of the napkin math gives me about 350lbs, based on a 8 by 35 inch cylinder, but I’m not sure.

65lbs

I'd say 60-70 lbs

“That’s not that much cheese”

I will say 12kg

I would say 15kg

The density for cheese I found is about 0.5 kg/dm\^3. The loaf looks like it's 2 dm in diameter and 1 meter long, for 40 dm\^3. So about 20 kg.

Work out it's volume by measuring it. Buy a smaller sample of it, and measure it's density. Do some maths You will have a good estimate of its weight

20 lbs

18.2 KG

Measure the diameter with a string, measure the height, calculate the volume Google the specific gravity of the type of cheese, and you got your answer.

I'm just here because I like cheese bro

Looking at those wedges to the right approximately 200gm. I second you can fit 5 per layer with my guess of about 29 layers. I’ll go for about 29.5kg.

28lbs

47.5lbs

67.1 pounds

64 lbs

83lbs

Looks like 20kilos

We need a for you to scale it.

I’d guess around 30-40lbs. Provolone isn’t especially hard. If that was water instead there I’d guess it’d be less than 5 gallons worth, and 5 gallons of water is 40lbs

69 pounds

I knew someone had to say it.

i'm not familiar with cheese and don't even eat it, but id say at least 50lbs

80lbs

10.2lbs

16kg or 35.2lb . I say this because the individual ones are 1.6kg and this looks like 10 of those . Plus , people usually multiply by 10 when making things bigger or at least round the numbers off.

There are 110 calories in 1 oz (28 g) of Belgioioso Parmesan. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. So.. work it out from there using the nutritional info I can't see.

I don't understand why people are saying 20/30 lbs. It's something around 70, like 78.3 pounds.

Just Googling the company and type of cheese. There’s something similar to this but 1 logo shy of its length and it’s 25.63 lbs (including casing) or 20 lbs base weight. So I’d guess 26.6ish lbs base and say 32 lbs including casing.

it's not worth it

Would counting how many nutritional labels multiplied by how many grams of cheese total are in each label work?

That is a plastic wrapped sharp salami, which they only make in max 40 pounds, anything larger would be wax bound. That said, it looks like a bigger one… So I would say closer to 45 lbs.

What are the exact dimensions? If provolone density is somewhat standard, it won’t be hard to calculate off the size.

62.8lbs

48 pounds

62 lbs

Although not perfect, comparing this to a cylinder would help estimate the weight. To more accurately estimate the weight it would be the volume of the cylinder + the volume of a sphere of the same radius. If you can estimate, or better yet, measure the radius and height you can calculate the weight as long as we know the density of provolone. Volume of a cylinder = pi x height x radius squared Weight = density x volume density of provolone = 29736 grams per cubic foot example: If the cylinder is 3 ft tall and 0.2 ft in radius then the volume is 0.376 cubic feet. Then the weight is 0.376 ft\^3 x 29736 grams/ft\^3 = 11210 grams 1 gram = .00221 lbs weight in pounds = 11210 grams x .00221 lbs/gram = 24.8 lbs.

831 grams

Did you check the label? You might get lucky and someone forgot to take it off.

Tell them to water that hydrangea

What kind of cheese is it?

62.5 lbs

If it’s belgioioso it belongs in the garbage

Andrew Jackson in his Whitehouse had a big block of cheese.....

40Ibs

65lbs

Alright, so walk out the store. Two blocks east and then a block north. See the Family, Farm, and Home? Great. Go in and by a hand scale. Yea what the city slickers use for luggage. Now you stroll back to the cheese and hook it under the rope knot when no one is looking and check the weight

It is sitting there and you can measure it. If you can measure it, you can get close on volume. You can then buy a small package of that cheese and figure out its weight for a given volume. Or Google and see if they sell standard sizes and if that is one of them. ... or email them and ask. Leave out the contest part. Maybe say your kid is having a birthday party and you want that instead of a clown.

69

Their website says it is 20-25lbs.

You need to ask this on r/theydidthemath

1 - buy a small block of the same cheese. 2 - weigh it, and measure it's dimensions 3 - calculate density of that cheese 4 - measure dimensions of big cheese salami 5 - calculate mass 6 - profit.

75lbs

The winning answer, but in kg.

Chat GPT says 73lbs

I'm used to handling 20kg bulk blocks and this looks like it's about 2-3x one of those. Most of the guesses here are pretty conservative - I'd say it's around 110 pounds.

I’d guess 45lbs

60lbs

I'm not quite sure what the answer is. All I know is if it is 67 pounds of cheese and I don't get a slice, I will be a little sad.

187.4 pounds

44lbs

Just measure it, it’s a cylinder. Get the volume and apply the assumed density of the cheese.

150

No banana for reference?

Any updates?

I'd guess 32 lbs. Please send cheese.

36 pounds

22.5lbs