Did you know that Himalayan chews, also known as churpi or yak chews, have become our most sought-after product? It's hardly surprising, given their availability in various sizes to suit every dog and their ability to provide the perfect indoor chew experience with no mess or odour.
How are Himalayan chews made?
These delectable treats are made using a centuries-old recipe originating from the Himalayas. Let's delve into the steps involved:
Pasteurisation for Safety: To ensure the chews are safe for your furry friend to consume, the milk used in the recipe undergoes a thorough pasteurization process. This crucial step guarantees that the chew is safe for your doggo.
Coagulation, Like Cheese: Similar to the cheese-making process, the milk then goes through a coagulation process. This process separates the milk into curds and whey, forming the foundation of these delightful chews.
Straining and Pressing: Once the curds and whey have formed, the curds are carefully strained to remove any excess liquid. Then, they are expertly pressed into blocks, which are then placed under pressure for a minimum of 30 days. This extended duration ensures the creation of an incredibly durable and long-lasting chew.
Why don't they come from the Himalayas?
We are often asked why don't the chews come from the Himalayas, and how can they be Himalayan chews if they don't?
The name "Himalayan chews" pays homage to the ancient recipe that was originally created by the Nepalese people. These chews are a testament to the rich cultural heritage and craftsmanship of the region.
Although the chews are still made in Nepal, we do not import from there due to strict regulations surrounding the importation of dairy products. Nepal's cattle suffer from Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), a condition that has not been detected in Australia. Consequently, to maintain Australia's disease-free status, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF) prohibits dairy imports from affected areas.
To ensure you receive a premium product that adheres to all of DAFF's stringent import requirements, our handmade chews are carefully sourced from Europe. Stringent controls and quality assurance measures guarantee that every chew meets the highest standards of safety and craftsmanship.
Buy your pawfect indoor chews here, and treat your doggo to a pawsome chewing experience - no mess, no smell, just pure enjoyment.