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The Most Expensive Cheeses

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Expensive Cheeses

Cheese is a world renowned dairy product, with myriad ways of preparing it, depending on the specific treatment, type of milk, way and duration of storage.

There exist several cheeses that are definitely distinguishable when compared to the others. These cheeses falling into the unusual list of the world's most expensive cheeses.

7. Gorau Glas

Price: $40 for 16 oz (453 g)

Made in Great Britain.

The cheese is made from cow's milk.

6. Beaufort D`ete

Price: $50 for 16 oz (453 g)


Made in France.

The cheese is made from cow's milk and is semi hard. It is produced only in the French region of Savoy. 3 gal (11 L) of cow milk are needed to make 2 pounds (1 kg) of cheese. It is formed into flat round wheels, the crust is yellow, the inside is the color of ivory and is elastic and smooth.

5. Bitto

Price: $56 for 16 oz (453 g)

Made in Italy.

The cheese is produced from cow and goat milk in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. To gain its unique taste the cheese needs to age 10 years.

4. Moose Cheese

Price: $500 for 16 oz (453 g)

Made in Sweden.

This cheese is made from moose milk in a certain period of the year - from the month of May to September. The company that produces it is called Moose House.


3. Caciocavallo

Price: $650 for 16 oz (453 g)

Made in Italy.

Caciocavallo cheese is made from cow's milk or a combination of sheep's, goat's and cow's milk in Sicily, South Italy. 2.6 gal (10 L) of milk are needed for 2 lb (1 kg) of the final product. This cheese is also known as "horse cheese" but not because of the milk that it's made from but because they once used horses to dry it.

They would place sticks horizontally on the horse and tie the cheese to them. It has a teardrop shape, with a cord tied at the upper end. It is white colored, with the wrapper the color of chestnut. It has a strong aroma, is semi hard and with small holes.

2. Donkey Cheese

Price: $900 for 16 oz (453 g)

Made in Serbia.


The cheese is made from donkey milk in Zasavica Nature Reserve, Serbia. 6.6 gal (25 L) of donkey milk are needed to produce 2 lb (1 kg) of cheese. The farm is located about 50 mi (80 km) west of the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Female donkeys are milked 3 times a day by hand. There are about 130 male and female donkeys living at the farm.

1. Clawson Stilton Gold

Price: $1500 for 16 oz (453 g)

Made in Great Britain.

This cheese is produced from milk, with special edible gold flakes and gold liqueur added. The farm is called Long Clawson Dairy, situated in Leicestershire county, Great Britain. It has gained world renown and even world famous pop stars are placing their orders along with Sheikhs from the Persian Gulf.