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a woman milking a cow in the khovsgol province of mongolia

Mongolian Milk: Nomadic Cheesemaking in Mongolia


Climate and cultural change are wreaking havoc on dairy traditions in Mongolia, but cheesemakers are finding hope together.

Tumurkhuyag Urtnasan, a cheesemaker from Mongolia

Interview with A Mongolian Cheesemaker


To find out about Mongolia’s cheese scene, culture caught up with Tumurkhuyag Urtnasan, one of the country’s first artisan makers to craft European-style cheeses. Tumurkhuyag Urtnasan didn’t always make cheese. In 1992, right after the fall of communism in Mongolia, he was a vice governor in the Altanbulag district, a very sparsely populated region in […]

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