Novak Djokovic Means Business When It Comes to Donkey Cheese

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 10, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point during his men's singles final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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The No. 1 player in the world has his eye on some donkey cheese, roughly all of it. 

Deadspin spotted a report that sounds rather bizarre at first glance, but becomes clear when you consider the cost behind something this rare. 

It all comes from this Telegraph report that issues the Serbian tennis star just bought up the entire year's supply of donkey cheese. 

Yes, that is apparently a thing, and no, it doesn't sound appetizing to me either. 

The Wimbledon champion and world number one player who is passionate about his Serbian homeland where the cheese is made said he wanted to make sure he secured enough to supply a new chain of restaurants that he is opening in the country.

OK. Now this begins to make a little more sense. 

For a second we had visions of this tennis master sitting in his mansion making donkey cheese sculptures or making mean grilled donkey cheese sandwiches. 

When you consider the food stuff goes for, according to Deadspin, $500 a pound, you can see why an athlete with eyes on being a high-profile  restaurateur would buy up the entire market. 

The cheese is known as pule and described as "white, crumbly cheese" that tastes richer than Spanish Manchego. 

Other than the taste, it takes 25 liters of donkey milk to make a one kilogram of pule, according to the Telegraph report. 

Now you pretty much know everything you wanted to about donkey cheese. Not that it's useful information, because Djokovic went and bought up the supply. 


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