So we all love cheese. Whether it’s on top of a pizza, inside a burger or even if it’s just in tiny cubes of itself, we love cheese at anytime, anyday. But have you ever wondered what the most expensive cheese in the world is?
We will tell you. Up until recently, it was donkey cheese. It was called Zasavica cheese and is produced in Serbia which is made from the milk of donkeys and sold at over $600 a pound, which amounts to over $1,200 (1,000 euros) for one kilo.
Mind-blowing? Wait till you hear about the cheese that knocked the donkey cheese out. It’s called the Piggy Palace cheese and is made by a farmer in the Netherlands. The farmer , Erik Stegink, said that it took him around 40 hours of milking his freerange pigs to produce just a few pounds of the cheese that, apparently, might not even taste good.
Why hasn’t anyone done this before?
Well, most cheese experts believe a pig’s diet of slops and meat if tried the milk wouldn’t hold good enough flavour for cheese.
This didn’t stop Erik who is planning to charge a whopping $1,600 for a pound of Piggy Palace Cheese.
The cheese will be auctioned on the company’s Facebook page and money raised donated to charity. Apparently Stegnik says his creation has a chalky texture and tastes a little salty, he also told The Daily Mail that due to the huge number of man hours involved in production he probably won’t be making anymore.
Stegink boasts happy pigs on his farm in The Netherlands that attracts people to watch the pigs as they play in their purpose built play area, complete with a slide and a trampoline.