Pule cheese

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Country of originSerbia
TownSremska Mitrovica, at the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve [1]
Source of milkDonkeys and Goat

Pule cheese or magareći sir, is a Serbian donkey cheese made from 60% of donkey milk of Balkan donkeys and 40% of goat milk.[2][3]

Pule is produced in Zasavica Nature Reserve by the idea of Slobodan Simic, former MP Serbian and Zasavica Special Nature Reserve Manager.

A distinctive dairy product of Serbian cuisine, pule is reportedly the "world's most expensive cheese", fetching 1,000 Euros per kilogram.[1][4][5][6] 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 and it takes 25 litres (6.6 gallons) of milk to create one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cheese.[1][4]

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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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Vuković, Kristin (2016). "A cheese made from ....donkey milk?".
  3. ^ Šarić, Ljubiša Ć.; Šarić, 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.
  4. ^ a b "Most expensive cheese: Donkey cheese sets world record". World Record Academy. November 12, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Busbee, Jay (December 10, 2012). "Novak Djokovic is buying the world's entire supply of donkey cheese". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Dolak, Kevin (December 10, 2012). "Tennis Star Buys Supply of Rare Cheese". ABC new3s. Retrieved December 10, 2012.

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