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An introduction to Central Asia's kurt

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Kurt (qurt)

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The basics

Curds of drained fermented milk (often yogurt) dried and formed into hard cheese balls. Often salted. There are many variations, including different names, including qurt (in Kazakhstan), kashk (Iran), chortan (Armenia), and aaruul (Mongolia).

The place

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