The most expensive cheese in the world first belonged to a Moose cheese, which are usually tame. As same as the name of the cheese itself, this most expensive cheese in the world wasn’t made of cow’s milk. It came from a moose’s milk. Moose House is where this most expensive cheese in the world is produced. There can be found moose named Gullan, Haelga, and Juna.
The moose themselves are unusually tame, which is the only reason Moose House owners Christopher and Ulla Johannson can collect milk for this most expensive cheese in the world. Then, they can only be milked between May and September. The process of making this most expensive cheese takes about 2 hours per animal, hence the outstanding price of the cheese.
The Moose cheese, as the most expensive cheese in the world at the time, is 12% fat and 12% protein and only about 660 lbs are produced annually. The Johannsons sold it to high-end Swedish hotels and restaurants for about $500 per pound.
Then, if you are surprised about how expensive the Moose cheese is, you will be more amazed about the other most expensive cheese in the world. It’s the Pule, a cheese came form the Zasavica, north of Belgrade, capital of Serbia. This mose expensive cheese in the world was made of donkey’s milk. The cheese itself even got its name “Pule” from the animals, as “pule” is is the Serbian word for foal.
The Pule cheese, as the most expensive cheese in the world, was collected from 100 Balkan donkeys that make their home near Zasavica Special Nature Reserve. The cheese is low on milk-fat. That’s why no one else makes it. As for the price, a kilogram of the smoked of this most expensive cheese in the world is priced at $616 per pound. However, there has no special ingredients beyond 25 liters of donkey milk.
Smoked Pule Cheese
The company’s successful production of this most expensive cheese in the world has even spurred the reserve’s staff to find more applications for donkey milk, from cosmetics to a special donkey milk liquor.