SERBIA – A small nature reserve in Serbia is taking a well-known beast of burden and producing a very unusual and highly priced dairy product.
Seeing a herd of donkeys on a farm isn’t that out of the ordinary.
But at the Zasavica Nature Reserve near Sabac in western Serbia, these hard-working creatures are creating a dairy delicacy — donkey cheese!
Farmers there milk about 130 donkeys 3 times a day, often by hand to get the nutrient-rich ingredient for their cheese.
Donkey milk is said to be 60 times more abundant in Vitamin C than cow’s milk.
It is also naturally low-fat, less than 1%, and has anti-allergen properties which makes a healthier choice for people with dairy allergies.
Now, the price!
Just two pounds of the cheese sells for $1,300!
Mainly because it takes 26 quarts of donkey milk for a single batch of the cheese.
That’s 13 of your favorite 2-liter soda bottles!