Bringing Artisanal Cheese to Myanmar
Ye Htut Win is the man who brought artisanal cheese to Myanmar (also known as Burma). After living in Switzerland for almost 20 years, Win returned to his native Burma and decided to start farming. Now he owns Sharky's Restaurant and produces 18 kinds of local cheese, inspired by his Swiss background.
He started by learning to make sbrinz, a hard Swiss cheese, in what he describes as the beginning of “a cycle of trial and error.” By 1999, he launched his first shop, selling salads and cheese out of his mother’s house near the Australian embassy.
Photo by Jane Brooks