Novak Djokovic is buying the entire supply of donkey cheese in the world. This is no spoof headline from The Onion, it’s real. He is spending millions on the rare cheese. The cheese is made at one farm, in one town, in Serbia. it was recently crowned the “world’s expensive cheese”.
The cheese, known as pule, is white, crumbly and made from donkey’s milk. It runs over $500 per pound, in part because one pound of the cheese requires over three gallons of milk. It’s produced in Djokovic’s native Serbia, and he plans to use it in his soon-to-open chain of restaurants.
“It will save a lot of effort having to deal with various restaurants, with only one customer buying the lot we don’t have to worry too much about salesmen,” said Slobodan Simic, manager of the farm. “It is a great vote of confidence as well in what we do here.” Simic recently told Reuters that the cheese could fetch as much as $2,900 a pound if it were sold on the open market, but it’s sold privately at around $576 a pound to promote the farm’s conservation efforts.
If this cheese is the most expensive in the world every moron with a Swiss bank account will be flocking to Serbia now to try some. Chances are that most of the half-wits from America didn’t even know it existed prior to today, but now THEYGOTTAHAVEIT!! ERMAHGERRRD!
- Djokovic buys donkey cheese supply (bigpondnews.com)
- Off the Bench: Djokovic, donkey cheese magnate (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
- Novak Djokovic buys Pule cheese (tennis.si.com)
- Novak Buys All Donkey Cheese (foxnews.com)