Bowls and cakes of kurut are spread out to dry. The product is made by boiling yak milk for hours over a low fire until it’s reduced to a paste, then left in the sun. Once hardened, the dry cakes can be stored for use in the winter, when fresh milk is less plentiful.

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Bowls and cakes of kurut are spread out to dry. The product is made by boiling yak milk for hours over a low fire until it’s reduced to a paste, then left in the sun. Once hardened, the dry cakes can be stored for use in the winter, when fresh milk is less plentiful.


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