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Yak Cheese Cottage Industry

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.