YAK CHEESE COTTAGE INDUSTRY
The yak is a livestock unique to the Tibetan plateau. It has many potential products with economic possibilities which are unexplored and underutilized. CERS brought in US dairy experts from Wisconsin to experiment and teach the techniques of yak cheese production. The project is followed by partnership with local families and foreign social enterprises in order to bring the quality product to Chinese and international markets as a benchmark model for cottage industry development in remote China.

FROM MILK TO CHEESE

Carsten Schael
Langdu, Yunnan - 22 September 2010

Walking along the wildflower studded shores of this pristine alpine lake one cannot help but being captivated by natures beauty. Bells ring in the background as yaks and cows move through the wet grass driven towards the low lying stone huts by the occasional shouts of the herders. It is time to milk.

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MEI XIANG YAK CHEESE

 
 
  Langdu, Yunnan – 27 November 2006
Video of the origins and development impact of Mei Xiang Yak Cheese.