Pule cheese

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Country of origin Serbia
Town Sremska Mitrovica, at the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve [1]
Source of milk Donkeys

Pule cheese, or just pule, is a cheese made from the milk of Balkan donkeys from Serbia.

A distinctive dairy product of Serbian cuisine, pule is reportedly the "world's most expensive cheese", fetching 1,000 Euros per kilogram.[2][3][4] In September 2013, the cheese was valued by a news source at $600 USD per pound.[1] It is so expensive because of its rarity: there are only about 100 jennies in the landrace of Balkan donkeys that are milked for pule-making, each jenny must be hand-milked thrice daily, it takes 25 litres (6.6 gallons) of milk to create one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cheese,[1] and the cheese is then smoked.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Cozzolino, Laura (September 3, 2013). "5 Most Expensive Cheeses in the World". Epoch Times. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Most expensive cheese: Donkey cheese sets world record". World Record Academy. November 12, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ Busbee, Jay (December 10, 2012). "Novak Djokovic is buying the world's entire supply of donkey cheese". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Dolak, Kevin (December 10, 2012). "Tennis Star Buys Supply of Rare Cheese". ABC new3s. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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