Cheese made from camel milk to hit UAE markets

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 04, 2013 16:30 hrs

Dubai, Jan 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's first commercial batch of cheese made from camel's milk is expected to hit supermarket shelves soon after a year of test production.

The cheese, which has a two-week shelf life, has a fat content of nine grams per 100 grams, lower than many other cheeses, which typically contain between 25-35 grams of fat per 100 grams.

As camel's milk contains less than 10 percent of solids, its yield of cheese is low, and this low yield makes the cheese expensive.

The company, Camelicious, which makes the cheese, is also preparing to export it.

The company's farm every month receives at least 200 camels from Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan and Oman.

The company also plans to produce labneh, a soft cheese made from dried yogurt, as well as white butter and ghee.



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