Chhurpi: The World’s Hardest Cheese?

October 11, 2021 Neelima Vallangi, BBC

A traditional product prepared by pastoralists in the highlands of the Eastern Himalayas, chhurpi is a protein-rich cheese with a smoky flavour and hard consistency that gradually becomes chewier the longer you gnaw at it. It is made from the milk produced by chauri – a cross between a male yak and a female cow – and it’s a favourite snack in pockets of eastern India and much of Nepal and Bhutan.