Big cheese . . . World tennis No 1 Novak Djokovic has
reportedly bought the world's entire supply of donkey
cheese. Photo Reuters
World tennis No 1 Novak Djokovic has bought the world's
supply of donkey cheese.
The champion Serb player has bought the entire annual
production of pule, a cheese made from donkey milk, for a
chain of restaurants, the Telegraph online reports.
The Serbian delicacy, said to be the world's most expensive
cheese, sells for 1000 euros ($NZ1550) a kilogram.
Djokovic reportedly said he wanted to ensure he had enough of
the crumbly white cheese to supply a chain of restaurants he
is opening in his homeland.
Some 25 litres of fresh donkey milk are needed to make a
single kilogram of pule.
The Zasavica farm from which Djokovic sources his pule is
described as the only place in the world where donkeys are
milked for cheese.
Donkey milk is said to be very healthy for humans as it has
anti-allergen properties, contains only one per cent milk
fat, and is drunk only fresh because precious ingredients get
lost if boiled.