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Watch: The World’s Rarest Cheese Is Made From Donkey Milk

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And it's pretty expensive

A visit to the local cheesemonger will reveal plenty of selections made from cow, goat, and sheep's milk. But those aficionados who wish to taste the rarest — and most expensive — fromage will seek that which is made from donkey milk. This video tells the story of Slobodan Simić, the world's only producer of donkey's milk cheese.

Simić's cheese is so rare because of two factors: donkeys produce milk in much smaller quantities than cows, goats, and sheep, and the liquid doesn't have enough casein to coagulate. But, Simić has discovered a workaround, which he keeps to himself. "It's a very long process which certain secrets and the solving of certain problems that other people have not been able to solve," he says in the video. Because his cheese is so rare, Simić is able to sell it for $500 per pound.

Watch the video above for the full story.

The World's Most Expensive Cheese Is Made from ... Donkey Milk? [YouTube]
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