We’ve already seen a burger priced at $5,000 on the menu at a gourmet restaurant in Las Vegas, and a $1,000 caviar-coated omelette on offer at a plush New York hotel.
Now food-lovers with expensive tastes – and deep pockets – can pick up what is thought to be the world’s priciest cheese on a donkey farm in Serbia.
Produced in Zasavica – one of Serbia’s most famous natural reserves, along the Zasavica river – the cheese, known as pule, is made from donkeys’ milk and costs a whopping £800 per kilogram.
The white, crumbly and, of course, stinky cheese has been described as similar to Spanish manchego cheese, but with a deeper, richer taste.
The legendary Egyptian queen was famously said to have bathed daily in asses’ milk.
Other expensive cheeses include a Swedish moose cheese which costs around £630 per kilogram, and Caciocavallo Podolico, a cheese produced from the milk of a rare Italian breed of cow that only produces milk during May and June.