Tibetan cheese

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Tibetan hard cheese.

Tibetan cheese is a food staple in Tibetan cuisine. Tibetan cheeses include soft cheese curds resembling cottage cheese made from buttermilk called chura loenpa (or ser). [1] Hard cheese is called chura kampo . Extra hard cheese, made from solidified yogurt, is called chhurpi , and is also found in Sikkim and Nepal. [2] Another type of cheese called shosha or churul, with a flavor said to resemble Limburger, is made from cream and the skin of milk. [1]

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Chura loenpa is a Tibetan cheese important within the cuisine of Tibet. It is a soft cheese, similar to cottage cheese, made from the curds that are left over from boiling buttermilk.

Chura kampo is a Tibetan cheese and important within the cuisine of Tibet. Chura kampo is made from the curds left over from boiling buttermilk.


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  1. 1 2 Food in Tibetan Life By Rinjing Dorfe, pp. 93, 96
  2. Allen, Bryan; Allen, Silvia. "Mozzarella of the East (Cheese-making and Bai culture)" (PDF). SIL International. Retrieved 2010-02-04.