The Himalayan Cheese Man

High up the Langtang trail, in the small village of Kyanjin Gompa, we met the cheese man.

The art of Yak cheese making has been passed on down his family line and he was only too willing to show us his little factory and explain the process of making cheese from Yak milk mostly by hand with the help of a few rudimentary instruments.

There is something special about meeting, taking to, and watching talented artisans with their craft. I love to photograph people like this and they always leave a lasting impression!

Look closely at his portrait. Imagine yourself in this small store room, cold and damp and the overwhelming smell of sour Yak milk. Hopefully, you too can experience a little of Nepal through this image, and witness a little piece of this famous and beautiful country.

Thanks to @johndavidsonco for bringing me along and the @mcatt_nepal team for the amazing trek!
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