Say Cheese! Novak Djokovic Buying Up The Expensive Kind, Made From Donkey Milk
by Tom Gainey | December 11th, 2012, 1:26 pm
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While his colleagues are off in far away places playing exhibitions, Novak Djokovic is using his downtime to concentrate on his blossoming empire. The Serb has reportedly struck a deal to buy up the world’s supply of donkey cheese! Yes, the WORLD’S SUPPLY!

At a cost of over $500 per pound, Djokovic plans on selling the “pule” in his new chain of restaurants. The cheese comes from a farm in Zasavica, Serbia, and the manager is thrilled to have the national hero as a partner.

“It will save a lot of effort having to deal with various restaurants, with only one customer buying the lot we don’t have to worry too much about salesmen,” Slobodan Simic told the Daily Telegraph who broke the yesterday. “It is a great vote of confidence as well in what we do here.”

According the the article, “Donkey milk is said to be very healthy for humans as it has anti-allergen properties, contains only one per cent milk fat, and is drunk only fresh because precious ingredients get lost if boiled. One of these is vitamin C, which is present in donkey milk in 60 times larger quantities compared to cows’ milk.”

Here’s a quick video recap of Djokovic’s cheesy purchase:


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63 Comments for Say Cheese! Novak Djokovic Buying Up The Expensive Kind, Made From Donkey Milk

alison Says:

WOW How facinating lol,im sure everyone will sleep much better for knowing this,personally speaking Danish Blue is my favorite,there ya go folks,another useless bit of trivia for ya.


courbon Says:

You can clearly see, that we are in off-season…


alison Says:

Courbon yep silly see,better than bickering i suppose.


alison Says:

Duh sorry mean silly season.


jane Says:

LOL, Nole. :)


Giles Says:

What next cheesy Nole? Lol


alison Says:

Didnt know that there was such a thing as donkey cheese,or am i missing something?


lasslo Says:

Oi, I would not eat it for any amount of money.


alison Says:

^Yuck no me neither^.


Wog boy Says:

Never say never ;)


Wog boy Says:

BTW,

I remember as a kid my grandmother used give us horse milk to improve our immune system and for the kids that use to have lung infections often. Don’t ask me if it worked but it tasted awful but than again we didn’t have a choice but to drink it since she was standing next to us and she had hard and quick hand, trust me:)


skeezer Says:

All’s I can say is that if Donkey Cheese becomes popular, Noles’ financial empire will beat out the GOATS empire. Yes, the Donkey will beat the GOAT.

Huh?


skeezer Says:

@Wog boy,

I am sorry you were tortured as a kid, ugh!!! Horses have milk? Euwww ;)


skeezer Says:

@Wog Boy,

Try Almond Milk. Way better than the animal stuff. Yum……;)


Alok Says:

ugh, no to donkey cheese for me. Not a cheese lover though, except when it’s on pizza. love it.


Wog boy Says:

skeezer,

Thanks, worst came later in my life when I found out that I have lactose intolerance:) so I realise why it was so hard for me to do milk, I am OK with brandy … no such thing as brandy intolerance;)


Giles Says:

So I guess we shall have to refer to them as Federer – GOAT, Nadal – BULL, Djokovic – DONKEY? Lol


skeezer Says:

^GOAT cheese is the best by far, yum!


rogerafa Says:

Why shall we have to refer to Novak as DONKEY? Just because he has a business interest in donkey cheese? The temptation to dub him a DONKEY was irresistible, wasn’t it. This enthusiastic rush to label him a donkey, even humorously, is in poor taste. Novak deserves better than that.


Giles Says:

^^^ Lighten up man. We are allowed to joke on this forum I believe. If you think it was in poor taste that is your opinion!!!


courbon Says:

Lets not talk about cheese!If you start me, I can talk for hours…( I just moved to live in France and only because of cheese…say no more!)


alison Says:

Love the xmas cheeseboard,danish blue,brie,cheddar,goats cheese,donkey cheese,well ill give that one a miss eww,as well as crackers,pickled onions,chutney,ham,pate etc yum,i think i need to eat lol.


jane Says:

I love cheese: cheese to eat, cheesy movies, all kinds of cheese! More cheese please! ;)

alison stop! You’re making me hungry!!!


Wog boy Says:

courboun,

Is it because of cheese or your wife, isn’t she French?;)
You know the saying that we have:
“Odakle si?
Odakle mi je ┼żena.”

I leave it to you to translate the meaning of saying to others, your English is better.


alison Says:

Jane lol im having pizza for tea,with loads of cheese on top lol again.


dari Says:

You’ve reminded me I need to include pate on my Xmas menu, thank you, Allison.

Wog boy, i wonder how easy it was to milk the horse? Love those grandmother’s cures.


alison Says:

Dari so happy to be of help.


alison Says:

Love stilton,love really smelly cheeses.


Wog boy Says:

dari,

I don’t know, we lived in the city but had relatives in countryside and one of them worked in horse stable. That was the only way to get some horse milk, and ofcourse when we were going to visit and stay with our relatives during school holidays on their selfsufficient farms and again my grandmother was in charge of us since both of my parents were employed. She ruled with iron fist, I guess she had to … all her kids use to offload their kids to her, it was fun gor us but not for her:) We loved her to death, good oldfashion grandmother.


alison Says:

People might think im barking mad,(not that they dont already),but i think donkeys a really cute,epecially when they are babies,i live near the sea,and when the weathers nice the holidays makers visit,and all the kids ride the donkeys,and when its winter the donkeys go away to a safe donkey sanctuary,to be looked after ready for the next summer.


alison Says:

Courbons really lucky the french cheese is delicious.


Kimberly Says:

In with Skeezer on almond milk and goat cheese. Two of my favs


alison Says:

As well as almond milk and goats cheese,coconut milk is delicious too.


Kimberly Says:

Love coconut milk and coconut water. But donkey cheese, eeeeeeeew.


Kismet Says:

It wasn’t so long ago that North Americans said yuck to feta cheese also, because it came from a goat,and butchers sold chicken wings for next to nothing and now they are more expensive than the drumbsticks. Garlic was considered offensive and now it is hailed as one of the best natural antioxidents and is appreciated by foodies all over the US and Canada. The fact is donkey milk contains less fat and much more nutrition than cows milk. It is the closest to mothers milk and is an anti allergen, with 60x the viamin C and contains omega 3 fatty acids, which protect the heart and reduces colesterol. Novak, who has allergies, had a noted pysiotherapist and nutitionist on his team and it is not surprising that he would be interested in something like this. As the saying goes,we are what we eat so nevr say never.


jane Says:

^ I read that about the vitamin C. And who knows how it tastes… Not me! Maybe it’s yummy?


skeezer Says:

@jane

YOU try it and let us all know :) hehe


courbon Says:

I would love to try it!I eated frogs,rabits,crocodile…I can try donkey milk!

@Wog Boy: Offcourse, I follow my wife!Don’t we all?
@Alison:Well, you loose some, you get some…I miss England for lots of reasons, but I do like France aswell.

I don’t know about you guys, but over last 2-3 years I got adicted to tennis!So when is the off season, I’m like a junkie waiting for drugs to come (which in this case will be AO)….


Mark @ Tennisopolis Says:

That is one lucky cheese producer – to have Nole just fall into his lap and buy it all up. Has anyone her ever tasted donkey cheese? Sounds like a trip is in order.


Wog boy Says:

There is much more in “Zasavica special nature reserve” than donkey cheese. I didn’y know myself until I checked Wiki under Zasavica(bog) and their site itself. Donkey ended up overthere to be saved from slaughterhouse or they were abandoned by there owners and left to die. It is basically sanctuary for animals that were extinct and or about to be, flowering plants,trees,etc etc.,and reintroduced thanks to one very enthusiastic man, lowyer by trade who knows now more about nature than law. It is not privately operated nor owned. less than hour from Belgrade. I leave it to you to find out more about Zasavica it yourself.


skeezer Says:

@courbon

Are you addicted to watching or playing? :)


Wog boy Says:

jane @12:14 pm

Thanks

courbon,

I do follow my wife but she doesn’t follow me, I thought it (mariage) was supposed to be two way street, at least that was what priest told us when I said YES, ahhh those priests, they are not as they use to be;)


skeezer Says:

@Wog boy

And did u also miss the “obay” part?


Wog boy Says:

skeezer,

I did miss that one, I shold pay more attention…next time;)


jane Says:

skeezer, the problem is I’d have to go to Serbia to try it! Too expensive = the flight + the cheese. :)

Maybe later, when more people get in on milking their donkeys. ;)


courbon Says:

@Skeezer-Watching.


jane Says:

J-Mac and Nole playing tennis on the beach! Amongst other photos:

http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/68114_487374617982061_756273165_n.jpg


jane Says:

Thanks Choki: nice pictures on that thread. :)


alison Says:

Nice pictures indeed,granted hes not my favorite player,hes not my type of guy to be honest,but Nole is one hot piece of male eye candy,however i still arive at the same conclusion in that i think hes too thin when shirtless,he had more meat on his bones a couple of years ago JMO,but theres something about pictures of men in suits that make me go weak at the knees.


Wog boy Says:

jane,

We can organise free accomodation, food, local guide and transport while you are in Serbia and I am pretty sure if we send just few of your posts on TX to Srdjan or Goran you will have free cheese and much more, just let us know when are you coming, this offer includes your family and doesn’t have time limit.


Wog boy Says:

Nice photos, it must be nice place if Richard Branson (with nice partner) was overthere with Nole. I wonder if Johnny Depp was pirating around too;)
Caribbean, here we come:)


jane Says:

Sooner or later Wog boy; it’s happening! I very much want to see Serbia, including Montenegro. And since it’s so close to Italy, we can boat over there after – for even more cheese!!! ;)


Wog boy Says:

jane,

Let me know when so I will get overthere just to make sure everything is under control;) For you it is 10-12 hours flight and for me it is 25 hours flight at best. The first leg is a killer, 14 hours Sydney to Abu Dhabi (Dubai) and if you are unlucky like I was last time to have a seat next to a mother with three infants that were running a riot and she was watching movies, even Etihad staff felt sorry for me but couldn’t help me , flight was fully booked:( I ended up at one stage with one of them wanted to sleep in my lap and she still kept watching the bloody movies.
Yes, there is fast ferry Bar-Bari, Montenegro to Italy.


Wog boy Says:

Correction,

One infant and two toddlers.


The Great Davy Says:

Will these donkey cheeses make hair grow back?


Wog boy Says:

The Great Davy,

Why don’t you talk to Wayne Rooney? Or maybe Shane Warne? They might be able to help you out;)

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