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Kumis

Kumis is a dairy product obtained through fermentation of raw unpasteurized mare's milk (usually a couple of days). During the fermentation, lactobacilli bacteria acidify the milk, and yeasts turn it into a carbonated and mildly alcoholic drink. Kumis keeps for just a few days before it goes off completely and so its manufacture only takes place at those times of year when mares are actively lactating.

  • Specific for a Region or a City?: Not specified
  • Category: Alcoholic Drinks
  • Last Update: 30-09-2016