Pule or Pule cheese is a Serbian cheese made from the milk of Balkan donkey's. A characteristic feature of Serbian cuisine, Pule is not only extremely rare but also the most expensive cheese in the world.
Zasavica donkey reserve, a donkey farm inside Zasavica, about 80 kilometers from Belgrade produces the donkey cheese by hand-milking a herd of about 100 endangered Balkan donkeys. By selling the donkey cheese at 1,000 pounds per kilogram (app. $576 a pound), the Zasavica donkey reserve plans to sponsor their conservation work.
It takes 25 liters of donkey milk to produce just one kilogram of white & crumbly smoked cheese. Currently the cheese is made only on advanced order basis but farm exports are expected soon in the United Kingdom, Germany and the rest of the world.
Other cheeses from Serbia: