Now that’s rich food! World’s most expensive cheese made from donkeys’ milk costs £800 a wedge
We’ve already seen a burger priced at $5,000 on the menu at a gourmet restaurant in Las Vegas, and a $1,000 caviar-coated omelette on offer at a plush New York hotel.
Now food-lovers with expensive tastes – and deep pockets – can pick up what is thought to be the world’s priciest cheese on a donkey farm in Serbia.
Produced in Zasavica – one of Serbia’s most famous natural reserves – the cheese, known as pule, is made from donkeys’ milk and costs a whopping £800 per kilogram.
Pricey: The farm in Zasavica, one of Serbia’s most famous natural reserves, will be producing donkey cheese at around £800 per kg
Process: A woman milks a donkey in Zasavica to produce the cheese that is thought to be one of, if not the most expensive in the world
It is said to take 25 litres of fresh donkey milk to make a single kilogram of the cheese, which the reserve claims is the most expensive in the world.
The white, crumbly cheese has been described as similar to Spanish manchego cheese, but with a deeper, richer taste.
The reserve also produces bottled donkeys’ milk, which is said to have been a beauty secret of Cleopatra.
The legendary Egyptian queen was famously said to have bathed daily in asses’ milk.
Other expensive cheeses include a Swedish moose cheese which costs around £630 per kilogram, and Caciocavallo Podolico, a cheese produced from the milk of a rare Italian breed of cow that only produces milk during May and June.
Expensive: The cheese is said to be similar to Spanish manchego cheese, but with a richer, stronger taste
A woman pours the fresh donkey milk at the reserve in Serbia
The pricey donkey cheese sells for around £800, or 1,000 euro, per kilogram
Quality control: A man inspects the luxury cheese in the village of Kukujevci near the farm in Zasavica Resort
Expensive tastes: Donkey cheese takes its place alongside wagyu beef and Italian truffles as one of the world’s most expensive foods
The cheese made from donkeys’ milk is white with a crumbly texture
Beauty secret: The farm also produces bottled donkeys’ milk – which was said to have been a beauty secret of Egyptian queen Cleopatra