Cheesemaking in Russia: BBC video
If you've ever found yourself wondering what the cheesemaking industry is like in Russia, here's some first hand info from an American expat who makes cheese by hand in Moshnitsy Russia. From the BBC, follow the link below to watch the video.
As part of a BBC series about entrepreneurs around the world, US-born expat Jay Close describes the challenges and rewards of running a cheese farm in the village of Moshnitsy near the Russian capital Moscow.
What began as an experiment has, in 18 months, become a business with an estimated turnover of US$40,000 in 2011.
Jay now has five cows plus eight goats, makes 30 different varieties of cheese, and sells to tourists, Muscovites and high-end restaurants.
But he says establishing a business in Russia has been "hard, hard work".