Aaruul, the Mongolian cheese

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    Sheep or goat cheese drying in the sun, on the roof of a "ger" (yurt), the traditional Mongolian tent.
    Steppe at sunset, Mongolia, August 2008.

    tgran, Wilson Freeman, In The Kitch, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. BiG-ShoT 80 months ago | reply

      Great capture, I'm not sure I've ever experienced dried cheese before. (unless all cheese is dried and I just don't know it ;)

    2. Phil & Delph 80 months ago | reply

      Sun dried, like these ones, are pretty rare :)
      Some of these pieces are as hard as a stone... The Mongolians eat them like a hard cookie, they lick it gently until it melts. Not bad at all (I am a cheese lover myself), quite sour though. They also prepare a sweeter version of it with sugar, the sweet & sour works well.

    3. Agnes de Seoul 79 months ago | reply

      Mmmmum, on en mangerait !
      Amicalement,

    4. xxxKawaiiCupCak3xxx 45 months ago | reply

      u chew on hard aaruul like a dog chewing a bone. It days almost 2 days for me! I like the soft tiny ones better

    5. Xfour00 33 months ago | reply

      tastes great fried

      its become a traditional delicacy in Yunnan China where Mongolians introduced this hundreds of years ago Yunnan residents pan fry it; they call it Ru-Bing

    6. nomadari 29 months ago | reply

      hahaha... like dog chewing bone...hahaha.... if serious, look at mongolians teeth!!! There are WHITE and healthy, white like a pearl. Because of these cheese.

    7. Shanghai Red 1 16 months ago | reply

      Dear Phil & Delph, This is my first time to use flickr so please forgive me if I am going about this the wrong way! I have a blogsite and we write about the life of a cashmere goat herder in Mongolia, what I also try to do is show differing images of the food, the lifestyle, the people, the goats! Loved this image and wanted to know could I please use it, noticed that this image is also listed as appearing on other links, if you are okay with me using your images, how do I ensure you get acknowledged and that the link shows on your photostream page. Sorry if the questions sound silly, but I have already worked my way through Flickr FAQ and am still unclear on the exact processes involved! All the best

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