Poems of the Week

Yak Snack Pack

by Ruth S. Baker

“[Curds of Nepali yaks’ milk] are strained in cloth bags and pressed under weights to remove
as much whey as possible before being sent to the village below to be made into churpi (or chhurpi),
a dried snack … Selling churpi as a dog chew created a profitable new market that has also solved
the problem of excess milk going to waste as demand fluctuates.”
The Guardian

For dogs who are bitey or slurpy,
Behold, a delicious new chew!
We’re calling it churpi (or chhurpi):
That goes for the retailers too.