laos buffalo dairy

Milk and More

Milk and More

It was an innocent question about buffalo curd that started four expats on a life-changing journey to rural Luang Prabang.

Australians Susie Martin and Steven McWhirter, and Americans Rachel and Matt O’Shea were living as expats in Singapore, half high-flying executives, half trailing spouses.

Yearning for a quieter life, Rachel and Susie came to Laos on a reconnaissance mission, taking in a cooking class in Luang Prabang with an eye to opening a hotel.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BUFFALO DAIRY FARMER IN LAOS

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BUFFALO DAIRY FARMER IN LAOS

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Rachel O’Shea
Luang Prabang, Laos

It’s busy. We have some experts who are going to show students from the local university the inner workings of a buffalo and teach them how to judge how pregnant a buffalo is by reaching into the uterus. And they will talk about artificial insemination and how it’s properly done.

ENFIN DU FROMAGE LOCAL ! NOTRE VISITE DE LA PREMIÈRE LAITERIE IMPLANTÉE AU LAOS

C’est l’histoire de deux femmes ayant une idée en tête : produire du fromage de buffles. Après deux ans de préparation et de réflexion, le projet prend maintenant forme avec déjà près de 100 buffles prévus pour la fin d'année 2017 et de nombreux fromages en préparation.

La mozzarella est simplement exceptionnelle et tous leurs produits valent le détour : glace au chocolat ou au café, cheese-cake, yaourt, feta, et même bientôt du bleu !! Mais cet endroit est beaucoup plus qu’une simple laiterie.

How to make Mozzarella - aren’t you glad we do the hard work for you!

Raspberry and Chocolate With Almonds Grilled Cheese

Raspberry and Chocolate With Almonds Grilled Cheese

The tone is set for a great grilled cheese with the first slice of bread. Or in this case, loaf of angel food cake. Light and airy on the inside, the buttered slices of angel food cake crisp up to deliver a delicate exterior for the melted insides of the grilled cheese. If angel cake isn’t your thing or you’re looking for a sturdier outside, try a sweetened brioche or challah bread to keep the dessert theme going.