Pule cheese

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Country of originSerbia
TownSremska Mitrovica, at the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve
Source of milkDonkeys and goats

Pule cheese or magareći sir, is a Serbian cheese made from 60% Balkan donkey milk and 40% goat's milk.[1][2]

The cheese is produced in Zasavica Nature Reserve, as conceived by Slobodan Simić, Zasavica Special Nature Reserve Manager and former Serbian MP.

Pule is reportedly the "world's most expensive cheese", fetching US$600 per kilogram.[3][4][5] It is so expensive because of its difficulty to produce, and its rarity: there are only about 100 jennies in the landrace of Balkan donkeys that are milked for Pule-making and it takes 25 litres (6+12 US gal) of milk to create one kilogram (2 lb 3 oz) of cheese.[3]

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  1. ^ Vuković, Kristin (July 27, 2016). "A cheese made from... donkey milk?". BBC. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Bojana M.; Mandić, Anamarija I.; Hadnađev, Miroslav S.; Gubić, Jasmina M.; Milovanović, Ivan Lj.; Tomić, Jelena M. (2016). "Characterization of extra-hard cheese produced from donkeys' and caprine milk mixture" (PDF). Dairy Science & Technology. 96 (2): 227–241. doi:10.1007/s13594-015-0261-2. S2CID 73716149.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Brian (February 18, 2018). "These Are The 3 Most Expensive Cheeses In The World". Forbes. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  4. ^ Busbee, Jay (December 10, 2012). "Novak Djokovic is buying the world's entire supply of donkey cheese". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Dolak, Kevin (December 10, 2012). "Tennis Star Buys Supply of Rare Cheese". ABC new3s. Retrieved December 10, 2012.

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