The world’s #1 ranked tennis player, Novak Djokovic, has bought the world’s entire supply of donkey cheese. It’s the world’s most expensive cheese, and it’s called pule. It’s made in one farm in the world, and it takes 25 liters of donkey milk to make 1 kilogram of pule. It sometimes sells for over $500 per pound. It supposedly has 60 times more Vitamin C than cheese from cow’s milk.
Djokovic is opening a chain of restaurants which will feature this cheese, so he bought the upcoming year’s supply of it for his own use. Supposedly this cost him millions of dollars, but he can afford it. He’s been a top 3 tennis player in the world for several years now, and last year he made $19.8 million.
The Buffet o’ Blog staff has talked about opening our own restaurant, but we’ve never considered cornering the market on a single ingredient. There’s an obvious reason for that — it takes beaucoups of money. Instead, we’ll just have to create the most awesome restaurant, which I’m confident we could do, given a reasonable amount of investment. Somebody out there has more money than ideas, and we’re still waiting for their people to contact our people. If you know one of these people, give ’em a swift kick or light a fire under ’em (not literally), to push them in the right direction. I know there’s already some great restaurants, but it’s clear that many places just don’t get it. For example, I know of restaurants that don’t use any bacon… for anything. Obviously, you don’t have to, but given the fact that bacon makes almost any dish considerably better, why would you not have bacon in your restaurant? These things seem like common sense to us, but as the saying goes, common sense isn’t.