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Camel Cheese a World First
Austrian Broadcasting Co. ^ | Wed 11 Sep 2013

Posted on 09/12/2013 1:57:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The world's first commercially-produced camel cheese has hit supermarket shelves in the Middle East.

A dairy was established in Dubai in 2006, with just 100 camels.

Kirsten Lange, from Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products, says it's grown to more than 3,400 camels, staffed by 250 employees.

"We have an automatic machine quite similar to cows," she said.

"Again this is the first ever.

"It has been developed especially for camel milking because the camel needs the feeling that the calf is sucking.

"If you cannot really artificially create that feeling, the camel won't give milk.

"The challenge with camels is they give a lot less milk than cows, seven litres per day as opposed to 25 litres and more."

Ms Lange says the camel milk is now being used in three new cheese products, ice-cream and chocolate, that are all growing in popularity.

People tend to say that Dubai absorbs everything from outside, so this is basically our chance to bring something to the world. Kirsten Lange, Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products "The cheeses are actually quite smooth in taste," she said.

"It's quite close to cow's cheese.

"I always say you might not even taste the difference.

"But it's a bit limited at the moment, 3,400 camels can only produce so much.

"So it's really premium outlets where we sell our cheeses.

"We have to be selective and we want to be selective, because the material we're dealing with is rare."

Camels are milked for about two years after calving.

Ms Lange says the calves are never removed from the mother or milk production will stop.

"The camels here are treated very well. They get a pedicure and are walked four kilometres every day.

"Every group of 25 camels has their own person looking after them, so it is quite intense when it comes to staff.

"A camel needs to be kept happy. You cannot treat a camel like a cow.

"If a camel doesn't like you, you will definitely taste it in the milk, see it in the amount of milk it gives and a camel always remembers."

Ms Lange says the nutritional benefits of camel milk are driving demand for the dairy products.

She says camel milk has twice the amount of vitamin C of cow's milk, and is lower in fat.

Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Product is now focusing on the development of pharmaceutical products, but has also gained the necessary approvals to export its products to Europe and Malaysia.

"The camel milk industry is growing very fast," Ms Lange said.

"It makes us very proud, because people tend to say that Dubai absorbs everything from outside, so this is basically our chance to bring something to the world."


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1 posted on 09/12/2013 1:57:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I thought that was some kind of euphemism.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen; tx_eggman
"It has been developed especially for camel milking because the camel needs the feeling that the calf is sucking

I'm sure they are world experts in that. Finally, a technology the Arabs can claim they invented.
3 posted on 09/12/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: SpinnerWebb

If this catches on there will be lonely goats all over the Middle East.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 2:01:51 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

Nah. I just did a search, and this isn’t the first.

It’s been available in New York for at least a few years.

http://lactography.blogspot.com/2010/09/camel-cheese.html


5 posted on 09/12/2013 2:02:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SpinnerWebb

Maybe they can use that new technology to combat the wide-spread ‘camel toe’ epidemic at Wal-Mart! *CHORTLE*


6 posted on 09/12/2013 2:02:33 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: nickcarraway

Somewhere, Joe Camel has a big grin on his face.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 2:02:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: nickcarraway

I am a Country Girl through and through, but I can’t stand goat or sheep cheese.

So, I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be likin’ camel cheese, LOL!


8 posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:41 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: fhayek

Hump day, yeah!


9 posted on 09/12/2013 2:06:19 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: nickcarraway

A Wednesday Special at your local 7-11 ...


10 posted on 09/12/2013 2:07:01 PM PDT by mikrofon (What Day is it ?!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m a Cameljack and I’m okay
I sleep all night and I jack all day

He’s a Cameljack and he’s okay
He sleeps all night and he jacks all day

I jack the camel, I eat my lunch
I go to the lavatory
On Wednesdays I go shopping
And have buttered scones for tea

He jacks the camel, he eats his lunch
He goes to the lavatory
On Wednesdays he goes shopping
And has buttered scones for tea

I’m a Cameljack and I’m okay
(He’s a Cameljack and he’s okay)
I sleep all night and I jack all day
(He sleeps all night and he jacks all day)

I cut down trees, I skip and jump
I like to press wildflowers
I put on women’s clothing
And hang around in bars


11 posted on 09/12/2013 2:07:41 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I wonder how it has more vitamin C. I didn’t think any milk did. She says it tastes like cow’s milk, so I’ll try it if I ever run across it. Hate goat cheese with a passion, too.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 2:11:54 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Domestic Camel Dairy in Julian, California:
Oasis Camel Dairy
13 posted on 09/12/2013 2:13:11 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: humblegunner

well done, HG... well done.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: BigEdLB

Nooooo! Camel calves sure are CUTE, though! :)

We know of a large herd of Buffalo a number of acres away. It takes close to three years to bring them up to butchering size, and if you’ve ever seen a Buffalo up close, that is a LOT of grass, water and grain to go through in that time; they get top dollar for that meat.

No word about Buffalo cheese, but it might not be a bad sideline for them!

I cannot WAIT to get my dairy cow. I ALMOST have Beau to the breaking point, I whine about it so much, LOL! Our steer, ‘Dinner’ is coming along well - grass fed with a bit of grain and minerals thrown in there for good measure. He has about 60 days to go and then he’s freezer-bound.

Life Is Good. :)


15 posted on 09/12/2013 2:26:32 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Just because you asked.... this very funny remix of the GEICO "hump day" commercial
16 posted on 09/12/2013 2:32:21 PM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
I would hate to milk a camel bu hand or even put them on the milking machine.

Camels are like the hippo's of the Muslim farm... nasty beasts to deal with.
17 posted on 09/12/2013 2:32:53 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: ken5050

Very cute! I’m sending that on! :)


18 posted on 09/12/2013 2:36:37 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: nickcarraway
"3,400 camels, staffed by 250 employees"

13.6 Animals / Human.

Typical of the Middle East: Too stupid for words.

My local enviro-nut farmer has >150 animals per person.

19 posted on 09/12/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

That commercial just cracks me up....funniest thing in years..if I wasn’t a 25 year GEICO customer. I’d switch to them tomorrow...and BTW the Gecko was getting old..


20 posted on 09/12/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: JSteff

Camels are like the hippo’s of the Muslim farm... nasty beasts to deal with.


Some Muzzzies like kinky camels.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 2:49:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: nickcarraway

Australia should get in on this. They have the healthiest, and only wild, herd of camels in the world.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 3:19:08 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: OldNewYork

I worked in Oman on Saudi Peninsula. There are wild herds in the interior. Each and every one is a despicable beast but no other beast can do the desert like a camel. Hell will freeze over before I eat camel cheese.

However, if you have ever seen a camel race you can appreciate these horrid animals.

23 posted on 09/12/2013 3:59:20 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Disgusting post alert!

I thought camel cheese was the result of camel toe!


24 posted on 09/12/2013 4:47:04 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: cpdiii

Interesting. The word in Australia was that all those camels there belong to someone, but may not have been corralled yet, but that the Australian ones were truly wild, and the last that were.


25 posted on 09/13/2013 3:05:59 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Filet Mignon, Medium Rare, On a BBQ Grill. I am envious...


26 posted on 09/13/2013 10:29:23 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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