Cheesemakers ready for exportation
The Mongolian Artisan Cheesemakers’ Union says it is ready to export locally made cheese, and promote domestic production.
The union opened a cheese factory a year ago in Khan-Uul District, Ulaanbaatar with the support from the district’s authority. Observing stable operations and seeing room for growth in the last 12 months, the union plans to build a hundred cheese factories across Mongolia in the coming years in an effort to increase export volume, promote dairy production, increase income of herding families, and support the livelihood of herder.
The union has already put the plan to motion. It hired four people from Zavkhan and Umnugovi provinces at the factory to provide them the skills and knowledge they need to run a cheese factory.
In terms of supporting herders, a factory employee stressed that a herder family can earn up to 8,100 USD a year through regular supply of milk required to produce cheese. The cheese factory meets related international standards and a specialist said that the factory welcomes any herder interested in learning how to make cheese and running a cheese factory on their own after training.
The Mongolian Artisan Cheesemakers’ Union and Khan-Uul District Mayor’s Office promised to continue to support factory operations while expanding their cooperation.
...Union plans to build a hundred cheese factories across Mongolia...