Natural Cheese Making Workshop with ‘Milk Trekker’ Trevor Warmedahl

We are honoured and very pleased to announce a unique natural cheese making workshop taught by famous ‘Milktrekker’ Trevor Warmedahl from 19.-23. January 2024 and hosted by our partner organization Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan (LPPS) on its scenic campus near Sadri (Rajasthan).

Trevor has gained expertise in a multitude of countries, discovering and documenting the often ancient cheese making practices of mainly herders and pastoralists. For those who do not know him, please check out his website  at, his absolutely fascinating blog at, and his Instagram at milk_trekker.

This 5 day workshop will focus on buffalo milk, although camel milk will also be a topic. Cheeses to be made include feta, caciocavallo, ricotta, halloumi and tomme. More detail about the curriculum is here.

An added attraction will be the opportunity to meet and interact with the iconic Raika pastoralists and visit their nomadic camel herds. The workshop takes place at the Camel Charisma camel dairy. If you like more information about how to get to the venue, click here.

Course fee without accommodation: Rs 30,000 or USD 360 or EURO 335.00 – includes all materials and lunches on all 5 days.

Course fee with accommodation on campus and full board: Rs 50,000 or USD 600 or EURO 560.

To reserve your seat, please register here

After receiving your application, we will send you a payment link and then confirm your participation.

If you have questions, please contact

19 organizations sign civil society statement on the International Year of Camelids

Nineteen civil society organizations have so far signed a statement calling for greater efforts to support the development of camelids around the world.
Camelids include domesticated alpacas, llamas, dromedaries and Bactrian camels, plus guanacos, vicunas and wild Bactrians, which are wild species.
Domesticated camelids are vital for herders in the Andes of South America, the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa, and the deserts and steppes of the Middle East and Central Asia.
The civil-society statement calls on governments to ensure that herders can remain mobile so they can continue to find pasture and water in these harsh environments. It also calls for investments in small dairies and decentralized infrastructure so herders can sell their products, and better provision of veterinary services to keep their livestock healthy.
It stresses the need for standards for camelid welfare and the avoidance of the industrial management practices that have become typical of other livestock species.
2024 has been designated as the International Year of Camelids by the United Nations.

Download the statement.

Do you represent a civil-society organization? Contact to sign up to the statement.