No 1 – Caciocavallo Podolico
Believe it or not the world`s most expensive cheese is Italian, made in the province of Avellino in the area of the Picentini Mountains, and called Caciocavallo Podolico. It`s made from a breed of cow called Podolica (a bovine race that has the capability to adapt to the difficult ambient conditions of the inland area of the south of Italy, which is not only a strength but the main reason for their survival).
In the summer months the herd feed from pastures in the mountains at an altitude of 1200m and a lower plateau in the winter months. The animals live completely free in the bushy undergrowth of the woods, where they utilize their grazing to their maximum ability. They are milked in the Spring/Summertime and the cheese is hung for 6 months before it`s ready.
The cheese itself is rich in fat and protein and costs the same in weight as silver!!!
No 2 – Moose Milk!
The cheese, made with moose milk in Northern Sweden is sold in high end hotels and restaurants in Sweden. There are three types of cheese all made at the same farm made by three different moose cows called Gullan, Haelga, and Juna! Those crazy Swedes!!!
Interestingly enough the three moose cows were discovered by the farmer abandoned in the woods around Bjursholm, 404 miles north of Stockholm. The animals have become tame making it easier for the farmer to milk them, but it takes a good 2 hours to milk each one by hand. But they can only be milked between May and September because it`s out of their mating season. You can expect to pay £250/lb!
“That’s one of the reasons why the cheese is so expensive,” said Johannson.
The milk, which contains 12% fat and as much protein, is refrigerated, and curdling is done three times per year, producing about 660 pounds of cheese annually.
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