A Himalayan dog chew is a hard cheese that is all natural, and contains no chemicals, no preservatives and no additives. The people in the region of Nepal have enjoyed this recipe for centuries. The product is a Yak and Cow milk based hard cheese that is now a favorite amongst dogs. The cheese flavor of the chew is very alluring, and the hard texture of the product makes it a perfect and a long lasting dog treat.
The raw materials used in producing himalayan dog chew are a mixture of Yak and Cow milk. The milk is first boiled then poured into a manual Churning barrel that allows for the extraction of most of the prevalent fat.
The coagulated mixture is then poured into a sleeve so that solid material used to make the cheese is separated from the whey. It is important to note that most of the lactose from the milk is transferred into the whey; therefore the resulting cheese is virtually void of lactose.
The solid is then transferred to burlap sacks where any remaining whey residue and water is meticulously drained out. The soft cheese is then kneaded until the substance is finely blended then hand cut into desired pieces or put into moulds of different shapes and sizes. The cheese is then sundried to attain the perfect hardness and texture.
A trace amount of lime juice mixed in water is used to then clean the dried pieces. Due to the handmade approach through every step of the process, it is not uncommon for the end product to have a slightly different look or even tint than the next one.