Yak Cheese for a Brighter Future: Mongolia

Asia Insight

28m 00s
Broadcast on November 25, 2022 Available until November 25, 2023

At just 5,800 strong, Tuvans are Mongolia's smallest ethnic minority. Nomads who live in the high plains of Mongolia's west, their language was outlawed under socialist rule and their existence officially denied. Five years ago, Galtaikhuu set out to support his fellow Tuvans by stoking a new industry: cheese from yak milk. Strongly influenced by his father, a novelist who wrote under earlier oppression, Galtaikhuu is also finding other ways to ensure his people survive. Discover how the first Tuvan brand cheese is shaping a new future.

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