Here's a sneak peek at how Snow Lion™ sources and produces our signature chews.
Snow Lion™ Chews contain a mixture of yak and cow milk. Our process begins with the collection of milk from local farmers in the Himalayan regions of Nepal.
In the next step, the milk is pasteurized to ensure product safety. Once the mixture is boiled, the fat is separated and discarded, making our Snow Lion™ Chews low in fat. The remaining milk is continuously heated again for a few hours and starts forming thick white cheese, where the lactose is also removed from our batch.
Small amounts of lime juice and Himalayan rock salt are added to initiate the coagulation and curdling. Stirring the boiling milk gently and continuously is key to making our long lasting chews.
The curd is poured into a clean burlap cloth to drain out the excess water and any whey residue. The sack is compressed with locally made apparatus and squeezed underneath weight for weeks.
After the wrapped block cheese is ready, it is cut into smaller pieces and naturally dried under the sun or wood fire oven for months to transform into our chews. The differences in shape, size and color are the inherent nature of our all-natural ingredients and process.
When the product is ready and dried, we transport it to our processing centre in Kathmandu, where every piece of chews is tested for quality and further cleaned. With our adherence to quality control and high hygiene standards, any contamination is prevented. Our chews are sorted into three different sizes and then packed for export. Our chews can be stored for at least three years from the manufacturing date.
what to do with your end pieces?
There is no waste at the end of our Snow Lion™ chews - just take away the last end piece and puff it into a bark worthy treat! Chew, puff, and repeat!
1. Take leftover end piece away
2. Soak in water for 5 minutes
3. Heat for 30-45 seconds
4. Cool for 2 minutes
5. Treat your dog to homemade cheese puff
*Always supervise your pet when feeding any treat. Please remove the chew or treat if it poses a hazard.