Yak Milk Fat Separation


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Yak milk is in abundant supply for the herding communities of Central and Western Mongolia. While there is limited caloric diversity in many communities, multiple products are derived from milk for their flavor, texture and digestive properties. A common delicacy is the clarified fat separated from milk. This process (which is associated with the production of a flour based roux) is used for consumption of milk fat at mealtime and was not observed to be used for food storage.